As worshippers convened at a synagogue in a San Diego suburb for Passover services at the Chabad of Poway on Saturday, their celebration was horrifically cut short by a gunman. In the end, one woman was killed and several others were injured. And today? That woman – 60-year-old Lori Gilbert-Kaye– will be laid to rest.
Witnesses say Gilbert-Kaye put herself between the gunman and Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and in a truly ironic turn, Gilbert-Kaye was at the temple on the last day of Passover to honor the memory of her late mother. Goldstein said Gilbert-Kaye didn't deserve to die and will always be remembered as a woman who gave back to her community.
Speaking to reporters, Rabbi Goldstein says the gun used by the 19-year-old suspect miraculously jammed and an off-duty Border Patrol agent jumped up into action and chased the gunman off. The rabbi said he was frozen in time when he saw the devastation the gunman left behind. He stresses that the Jewish community will remain strong amid terrorism.
Source:New York Times
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