Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Are Pittsburgh

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Are Pittsburgh

Article excerpt

Because I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, the synagogue shooting last Saturday hit me harder than it might have otherwise.

Pittsburgh is not a perfect place, but it is a special place. It is diverse, and in general, the people there are hardworking, down to earth, caring, friendly and welcoming.

Those of us who have moved away from Pittsburgh (I now live in Michigan) stay connected to the city in one way or another.

It occurred to me that in the aftermath of this tragedy, those of us from Pittsburgh have an opportunity to spread compassion and acceptance across our great country.

Who's from Pittsburgh? Certainly, those of us who were born there or lived there, but there are many others.

If you've ever cheered for the Steelers or watched "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," you're from Pittsburgh. …

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