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The rabbi of a #Texas  synagogue where a gunman took hostages during livestreamed services said that he threw a chair at his captor before escaping with two others after a standoff.

One local rabbi said he doesn't want the community to respond fearfully. "This is exactly what this individual is trying to accomplish," he said.

"I threw a chair at the gunman, and I headed for the door," Rabbi Charlie Cyton-Walker said.

A Texas rabbi recounted how security training helped him and two others escape the synagogue where a gunman held them hostage.

Texas rabbi says he, 2 hostages escaped synagogue standoff: #KAKEnews 

“When [crimes like this] happen to one of our own friends and colleagues, and not too far from home, we really shutter when we think about what the experience might be,” Rabbi David Lyon with Congregation Beth Israel - Houston explained.

The rabbi of the #Texas  synagogue said that he threw a chair at his captor before escaping with two others after an hours long standoff.

Rabbi threw chair at Texas synagogue hostage-taker before escaping

Rabbi recounts ‘terrifying’ escape from Texas synagogue hostage-taker

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"Let me say to Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker & to all of my Jewish viewers... you are not alone. We have your back. And in this moment of fear, hate, & violence, you *can* count on the rest of us." Me, on @MSNBC , on showing solidarity against antisemitism:

NBC News: The hostage taker at the synagogue in Texas had the rabbi call a different rabbi in New York City. The purpose of the call was to again demand the release of Aafia Siddiqui. The New York City based rabbi called 9-1-1 and the NYPD is well aware of the incident. (1/2)

A MUSLIM terrorist has taken hostages inside a Texas synagogue. Pray for the rabbi and the others held hostage. Pray for the first responders. May God deliver them from this evil monster.

Rabbi Israel "Sy" Dresner was one of the earliest Freedom Riders in the 1960s. He used to leave his home in northern New Jersey, sometimes driving all night to join the nonviolent protests against segregation in the South. He died Thursday at age 92.

One suspect has taken the rabbi and three others hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, TX. The hostage-taker is claiming to be armed and says his sister is Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted in New York of trying to kill US military personnel

First President to publicly light a menorah for Hanukkah was Jimmy Carter, with Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, on the Ellipse, 1979: #JCPL 

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Jewish Canadians in Toronto cover Israeli consulate steps with ‘river of blood’. “The ceasefire doesn’t end the injustice and oppression.” - Rabbi David Mivasair. 🔴 Follow our LIVE blog for the latest updates:

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A priest and a rabbi walk into a bar. They drink a toast to Amy Coney Barrett.

NY Post: How Donald Trump’s developer dad and a Brooklyn rabbi saved a synagogue

So sad at death of Rabbi Pinter - a wonderful caring Rabbi, educator and community activist, and a great friend to all communities. I always enjoyed his company. May his memory be a blessing.

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