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Schlissel stabs a marcher at the Jerusalem Pride March (Photo: CNN)
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Jerusalem Pride 2015 and its Aftermath

Three weeks ago, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed six people at Jerusalem’s annual LGBTQ pride march. One victim, 16-year old Shira Banki, died of her wounds several days later. The assailant, Yishai Schlissel, was released from jail only a month before the attack, after serving a 10-year sentence for stabbing three people at Jerusalem’s 2005 pride march.

PHOTO CREDIT: DEBORAH GOLDSTEIN
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Free to Fight on Passover

We do have much to celebrate. We were once slaves in Egypt. We were once vilified for being gay. Now we are free, free to fight for the safety and well being of others. That’s just what I’ll be doing.