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Frydman-Kohl: Synagogue Community and Van Attacks

frydman-kohl: Many speakers commended emergency service personnel on their work the day of the incident, including the officer who was able to arrest the suspect without firing his gun, according to The Chronicle Herald. In Toronto, in Ontario, in Canada, we don't run away we run to help others, said Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl of the Beth Tzedec Congregation, the largest synagogue community in Canada. Religious leaders of multiple faiths led the speakers' list at the event, all of them sharing messages of support and strength in the face of the tragedy that left 10 people dead and 16 more injured. Frydman-Kohl also referenced other van attacks in cities such as Paris, Beirut and Charlottesville, Virginia. Before the vigil, thousands took part in what was billed as a walk of healing and solidarity, roughly following the route of last Monday's attack. Toronto has felt the pain of other places, and those cities now share our horror and hurt, he said. ( As reported in the news.