At a conference on anti-Semitism read a prayer for the dead in Pittsburgh

© AP Photo / Matt RourkeПолиция near the synagogue in the American city of Pittsburgh, where the shooting occurred. 27 Oct 2018At a conference on anti-Semitism read a prayer for the dead in Pittsburgh© AP Photo / Matt Rourke

The participants of the second Moscow international conference on anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia have read the memorial prayer for the victims of the attack on the synagogue in the American Pittsburgh.

The attack on the synagogue in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) occurred on the morning of 27 October, when there were people at the ceremony. According to media reports, the shooter entered the building and shouting anti-Semitic slogans and began firing. When the police arrived, a gun battle ensued. The attacker later surrendered to police. In the result 11 people died, six others, including four policemen, were injured.

Memorial prayer uttered by the head of the Council of European rabbis, chief Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt. The names of the 11 dead was read by the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman and President of the Foundation «Genesis» Ilia Salita. With them on stage was the head of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) Yuri Kanner and member of the Presidium of the RIVERS Yuri Kokush.

«We will say prayers in memory of the 11 victims in Pittsburgh,» said before the ceremony, Rabbi Goldschmidt.

Among the audience were representatives of Christian and Muslim clergy.

Opened in Moscow II Moscow international conference on anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia, which gathered more than 600 experts from 37 countries. The event was organized by the Russian Jewish Congress.

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