Interfaith crowd packs a Philadelphia temple to show solidarity with Pittsburgh
The throng started pouring into a Philadelphia temple well before the 5 p.m. start of Sunday’s interfaith solidarity vigil for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims, and it just kept coming — politicians and babies in strollers, ministers and rabbis, filling every seat and spilling into the lobby, united in their grief and the desire to stand up to hate.
“Our world is more broken now than at any time in my life,” U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, a Northeast Philadelphia Democrat, told the audience that packed the rafters at Temple Rodeph Shalom on North Broad Street, but he called for those who are in mourning to take action.
TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer It is standing room only as Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks.
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