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Todd Herman

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Medved: Stress blessing, not blame

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It’s a shame that politicians on both sides tried to blame their opponents for the horrific synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Liberals attempted to tie the gruesome killing to the president’s harsh language, while some Republicans shot back by trying to blame media for the brutal attack.

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In perspective, this incident should have provoked gratitude instead of finger-pointing:

First, gratitude for heroic police officers, four of whom were wounded in promptly stopping the killer.

Second, we should feel grateful to America itself. Media reports cited the Pittsburgh horror as the deadliest attack in all of American Jewish history. Our people have lived here peacefully for 364 years, so defining this terrible incident of 11 deaths as the worst ever assault on our faith, shows how uniquely blessed we’ve been in America, and by America.

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