Bound in the Bond of Life: An Anthology on the Pittsburgh Shooting

Posted on: Tuesday July 28, 2020


Our colleague Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, alongside our colleagues Rabbi Martin Cohen and Rabbi Tamar Elad-Applebaum, wrote a version of the Eileh Ezkarah last year to memorialize his three martyred congregants and the eight from the other two synagogues who were murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. Now, Perlman has written a commentary to that poem which is included in an anthology co-edited by his spouse Beth Kissileff, that will be published on the second anniversary of the shooting October 27, 2020.

The anthology Bound in the Bond of Life contains essays by local Pittsburgh writers about the shooting, and hosts a wide variety of perspectives from rabbis, academics, journalists, a poet and an archivist. This is a resource to anyone who wants to speak in a more in depth fashion about the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting from the pulpit either over the Yamim Noraim or for the October 27 anniversary or the 18 Heshvan yahrzeit of those martyred.