The Pittsburgh Massacre – California Tragedies

  • If you will examine the names of those killed in the Pittsburgh massacre you will see that all of those killed were above the age of fifty. There were very few young people in the Synagogue for the services.
  • The California massacre was to be a reminder to Jewish youth and to Christian youth that they can not escape fate.
  • People need God whether they be Jewish, Christian or Muslim.

There is a clear relationship between the Pittsburgh Massacre in the Synagogue on the Sabbath and the California tragedies in the nightclub and the fires in Northern California.  They have all killed human beings in similar numbers.

See My Previous Post: On The Pittsburgh Massacre

The California Massacre in the nightclub which happened a week after the event in Pittsburgh was done also by a madman.  In the nightclub was primarily American students.   If you will examine the names of those killed in the Pittsburgh massacre you will see that all of those killed were above the age of fifty.  There were very few young people in the Synagogue for the services.   The same is true in America that attendance of young people in Churches has fallen off rapidly.  Religions like Judaism and Christian faith need these young people. Many of the young Jewish people in Pittsburgh after the murder were very happy that they didn’t attend the services as if to say it was a good thing not to be there.  They are not aware that the people who were there even though they were murdered are called Jewish Martyrs and are rewarded greatly in the afterlife.  Where were these young Jewish children on the Sabbath the holy day in the morning probably at a sports event or maybe the night before at a nightclub.  The California massacre was to be a reminder to Jewish youth and to Christian youth that they can not escape fate.  They have to face life the good and the bad like is taught in the church or synagogue.  The fire in California was not caused by man but by God.  Also these two killings had in them divine providence.

People need God whether they be Jewish, Christian or Muslim.  You can receive God today in the religion you practice or together with all people through interfaith unity uniting all faiths.  The man that did the killing in California suffered from Trauma after being in the military in Afghanistan.  Trauma affects us all. Life is not always smooth without tragedies.  Depending on pills from the psychiatrist can help cope with trauma but it is not an answer.  God gave to mankind ways of coping with these tragedies through prayer and faith.  Each person has to find his own spiritual healing.

David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality.  He has two sites at:  www.progressivejewishspirituality.net and www.worldunitypeace.org
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