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A fan honoring the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue


(JTA) — The Pittsburgh Steelers held a moment of silence at the start of its game on Oct. 28 to remember the victims of the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue building.

“On this anniversary of the tragic day in our city when innocent people were gunned down in the Tree of Life Synagogue, we pause to offer our thoughts and prayers for the families of those who lost their lives as well as those who survived that  terrible day. Since that day our community has resolved to stay stronger than hate and anti-Semitism,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement released on Oct. 27.

Hatred and discrimination have no place in Pittsburgh or anywhere else. Today and every day, we are Stronger Than Hate, the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team tweeted on Oct. 27. The tweet included a video about the city and its rejection of hate.

“Today, we honor the victims of the Tree of Life tragedy. Their memory will always be a reminder that hatred has no place in our world,” the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team tweeted, using the Stronger Than Hate hashtag.

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