Stronger Than Hate

Miss Heather wrote this on the Teen Department’s Instagram this weekend: “Moon Township Library sends love and strength to everyone in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, and around the world affected by today’s tragic act of violence. It’s time to end the hate and open our hearts and minds.”

Here are some ways you can prove that Pittsburgh is Stronger Than Hate.

If you are donating money, keep this in mind: According to, chai consists of the 8th and 10th letters of the Hebrew alphabet and means life. Therefore, the number 18 is a symbol of good luck in Jewish tradition, so many people will give $18 (chai) or $36 (double chai) as a blessing because you are giving the gift of life.

If you are affected by the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has created a list of community resources as well as articles and books about dealing with violence and grief.

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