Pittsburgh showed the difference between US and UK antisemitism | Jaclyn Granick and Rebecca Kobrin

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The synagogue gunman blamed immigration on Jews – thankfully, no one in the UK is doing the same

On Saturday, an American antisemite and nativist walked into a synagogue, one in whose halls we have both walked. A rabbi one of us knew well ducked into a dark closet and heard the execution of his congregants.

The Tree of Life Congregation reflects Pittsburgh’s historic, close-knit American Jewish community in a building that houses three different congregations. It is one among a cluster of synagogues and Jewish establishments remarkably condensed into the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood, where people wave to each other across the busy street between the kosher supermarket and the regular supermarket.

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