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Rabbi says he won't meet with Trump as synagogue shooting victims' funerals begin
ABCNEWS ^ | 10/30/18 | Emily Shapiro

Posted on 10/30/2018 12:35:42 PM PDT by LibWhacker

A rabbi from Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue said he won't meet with President Donald Trump who is heading to the city Tuesday in the wake of the massacre at the house of worship this weekend.

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers -- who escaped the gunfire that killed 11 on Saturday morning -- at first said the president was welcome, but since he made that statement, he "received a lot of email... [from people who] are not happy with those words," Myers told CNN Tuesday.

"The thing that saddens me is those emails also contain hate, and it just continues in this vicious cycle ... That's just not the solution," Myers said. "We need to be better than this."

"I have no plans at this time for any involvement" with Trump's visit, Myers told CNN. "My attention will be with the family. I have a funeral, and I must tend to their needs."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: intimidated; meet; rabbi; treeoflife; trump
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Mission accomplished by smug sneering fake news readers.
1 posted on 10/30/2018 12:35:42 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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Does anybody here know if Pres. Trump has left DC for Pittsburgh yet?


2 posted on 10/30/2018 12:38:48 PM PDT by eCSMaster ( The following statement is false. The previous statement is true.)
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“The thing that saddens me is those emails also contain hate, and it just continues in this vicious cycle ... That’s just not the solution,”


But cowering to the intimidation is? What a wuss.


3 posted on 10/30/2018 12:39:06 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. - Japanese proverb)
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but since he made that statement, he "received a lot of email

a real profile in courage /s

4 posted on 10/30/2018 12:39:30 PM PDT by scottinoc
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This is very sad.


5 posted on 10/30/2018 12:40:56 PM PDT by Ciexyz (I have one issue and it's my ecxonomic well-being.)
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he "received a lot of email... [from people who] are not happy with those words,"

Short hand for death threats.

6 posted on 10/30/2018 12:41:24 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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Well I think the fact the Rabbi made a specific point of mentioning the E-mails he received is a good thing, it is something that exposes the “cry bullies” on the left.

However the Rabbi is not doing himself any favors by capitulating to the left.

Trump should send Ivanka and Jared, and put an open invitation that the Rabbi is welcome anytime to meet with him to discuss how to end antisemitism.


7 posted on 10/30/2018 12:41:33 PM PDT by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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Never mind.


8 posted on 10/30/2018 12:42:09 PM PDT by eCSMaster ( The following statement is false. The previous statement is true.)
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The radical progressive Mob got to Rabbi Jeffrey Myers.


9 posted on 10/30/2018 12:42:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Notice how ABC found one Rabbi.
And of course, that’s what will be appended to every report on Trump’s visit.
And the MSM still cannot understand why we loathe, detest, and consider them our most mortal enemy?
We should have some compassion, though.
What else can low IQ marshmallow majors do except pretend they actually are smart in front of cameras (where the camera operator is undoubtedly much better at pretty much everything)?


10 posted on 10/30/2018 12:42:47 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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Or is he afraid of the perceived negative impact on the bottom line. Hey, blood’s thicker than water, but business is business.


11 posted on 10/30/2018 12:43:04 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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This Rabbi must not know or care that Trump is the best president for Israel and the Jews in history. Disgusting.


12 posted on 10/30/2018 12:43:52 PM PDT by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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STORY DOES NOT SUPPORT HEADLINE!

Glad I read it before condemning the Rabbi.


13 posted on 10/30/2018 12:44:24 PM PDT by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!)
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Not to be totally insensitive or crude, but it’s like them being marched to the trains to head to Auschwitz all over again.

Jews need to learn to stop letting fascists push them around.


14 posted on 10/30/2018 12:45:27 PM PDT by No Socialist
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We have seen how liberals can make a spectacle out of a solemn occasion like a funeral.


15 posted on 10/30/2018 12:45:50 PM PDT by Raycpa
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Crapbag Eddie Munster is attacking Trump on birthright. Guess Bergoglio threatened him.


16 posted on 10/30/2018 12:46:11 PM PDT by ZULU (Jeff Sessions should be tried for sedition.)
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You would think the Rabbi would see the REAL party of hate..which is the Democrat Party..but he rolls over because he is most likely a Democrat himself


17 posted on 10/30/2018 12:46:28 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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So who asked the Rabbi to meet in the first place?

Jeez! What a “look at me...”


18 posted on 10/30/2018 12:48:45 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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If a minister of Southern Baptist church in a similar situation had critisized a visit from Obama it would have been because the minister and congregation was racist.


19 posted on 10/30/2018 12:50:51 PM PDT by alternatives? (Why have an army if there are no borders?)
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Oh, look. An intolerant self loathing Jewish person. Suppose there’s any relation to similar folks in holly-weird?


20 posted on 10/30/2018 12:51:24 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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