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Jewish leaders mark first Sabbath since Texas synagogue hostage siege

COLLEYVILLE, Texas - On the eve of her 100th birthday Saturday, Ruth Salton told her daughter she was going one way or another to Friday night Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel, just days after a gunman voicing antisemitic conspiracy theories held four worshippers hostage for 10 hours at the Fort Worth-area synagogue."I want to support my people," said Salton, a Holocaust survivor. She said she told her daughter "if she doesn't take me, I'll go by myself, because I feel I belong there.

I am Jewish, and this is my faith, and I am supporting it."She's far from alone.At synagogues around the U.S., Jewish leaders marked the first Sabbath since last weekend's hostage-taking at Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, with a show of defiance against it and other acts of antisemitism. Many called for a strong turnout to show unity among the faithful, and rabbis, public officials and others spoke out during the Friday night and Saturday services against acts of violence, hatred and intimidation aimed at Jews.FBI agents say the suspect was targeting the Jewish community in Colleyville before he was killed and the last of the hostages ran out of Congregation Beth Israel.

FOX"s Peyton Yager has the latest on the investigation.At Beth Israel's service Saturday, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and the three other people who were taken hostage last weekend stood in front of the congregation, linking arms as they sang the ritual blessings before and after the weekly reading of the Torah.And at Friday night services marking the start of the Sabbath, or Shabbat, Cytron-Walker said: "The words Shabbat Shalom, to be able to offer that to each and every one of you, those words have never, never felt so good. While we have a lot of

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas - On the eve of her 100th birthday Saturday, Ruth Salton told her daughter she was going one way or another to Friday night Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel, just days after a gunman voicing antisemitic conspiracy theories held four worshippers hostage for 10 hours at the Fort Worth-area synagogue."I want to support my people," said Salton, a Holocaust survivor. She said she told her daughter "if she doesn't take me, I'll go by myself, because I feel I belong there.
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