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Retired Eugene rabbi barely misses synagogue shooting

Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin led a service at the synagogue Friday night.

Posted: Oct 30, 2018 6:07 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2018 7:44 PM

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- A retired rabbi from Eugene’s Temple Beth Israel said he was running late the morning of the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, which may have saved his life.

 Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin led a service at the synagogue Friday night. His friend was leading the service Saturday morning, and Husbands-Hankin was supposed to attend.

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Husbands-Hankin said he was running late and received a phone call from a friend about what was happening. He said he went to the synagogue anyway because he was worried for his friend.

When he got there, he said he stayed on the perimeter where he heard rapid gunfire. Husbands-Hankin said the shooting was an attack on everything we stand for as a country.

"Of being a multi-ethnic and multi-faith and the beautiful nation that we've been developing," Husbands-Hankin said.

He said his friend was wounded in the shooting and his focus now is praying for his friend and the countless others that were impacted.

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