The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Flowers, candles and chalk drawings placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Tree of Life documentary paints a soul-stirring portrait of a healing Pittsburgh

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2022
“A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting,” which premiered on HBO on the eve of the four-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre, serves to create a powerful portrait of a grieving community on the road to recovery.
Community members mourn the lives lost in the Tree of Life shooting during a ceremony in Schenley Park on Thursday afternoon.

Editorial | Pittsburgh’s Jewish community is still healing

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 28, 2022
For those of us who want a tolerable and equitable world, we hope that through solidarity and activism we can create a better world for everyone, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, religion and so forth. Four years after the Tree of Life, it is crucial to stand with Jewish people everywhere and condemn antisemitism. 
Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano speaks at Turning Point Actions Unite and Win rally Downtown on Aug. 19.

Opinion | Mastriano’s coded antisemitic language against Shapiro is dangerous

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor October 25, 2022
Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s antisemitic rhetoric against his Jewish opponent Josh Shaprio is extremely dangerous and continues to stoke the fire of antisemitism.
A Pitt student wears a mask.

‘Appalled’: Pitt professor compared mask-wearing to the Holocaust

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor February 6, 2022
A Jewish Pitt student expressed concerns regarding their instructor, Vasili Rukhadze, comparing mask-wearing to the Holocaust in class last week. Pitt officials said the faculty member’s comments “stand in direct opposition to our values.”
Flowers, candles and chalk drawings placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Editorial | We still need to remember the Tree of Life massacre

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 26, 2021
Three years out from the Tree of Life massacre, there’s still much work to be done in preventing antisemitism.
Opinion | The rise in left-wing antisemitism is dangerous and unacceptable

Opinion | The rise in left-wing antisemitism is dangerous and unacceptable

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist May 26, 2021
I wonder if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a touchy subject to Americans because of the antisemitism that runs deep throughout American and world history.
Opinion | Womens March fails its principles

Opinion | Women’s March fails its principles

By Ana Altchek, Columnist January 16, 2019
By eliminating a whole group of women from inclusion in the movement, the Women’s March is unfortunately succumbing to an equally harmful form of discrimination and inequality. No woman can write the story of another and the Women’s March has failed its commitments.
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