‘Squirrel Hill’ Portrays Pittsburgh Community Where Tree of Life Massacre Occurred

Published by
San Diego Jewish World

Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood by Mark Oppenheimer; Alfred A. Knopf © 2021; ISBN 9780525-657194; 261 pages plus acknowledgments, notes on reporting, index and illustration credits; $28.95. By Donald H. Harrison Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – This journalistic tour-de-force tells the story of October 27, 2018, the day an antisemitic gunman snuffed the lives of 11 congregants at the three small congregations that occupied the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is not simply a depiction of the…

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