Local Rabbi reacts to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –   A Lexington Rabbi has ties to Pittsburgh where the shooting at the synagogue happened.

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin spent a significant amount of time in the Steel City. He says the outpouring of support after the shooting has been great.

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He even found hearts on the UK Jewish Student Center Sunday, with a letter of support, and someone even baked them cookies.

Rabbi Litvin says this weekend has been difficult for him and his family, “I thought I’d be relieved when it wasn’t my grandfather’s synagogue or the school I went to but I wasn’t. It was a synagogue that I knew well a member of my community that I was apart of and the pain was as if it was my own.”

The Rabbi says there will be a vigil at the Chabad of the Bluegrass Monday at 8 p.m. on Columbia Avenue.