Passover begins in wake of deadly shooting in Kansas - Tucson News Now

Passover begins in wake of deadly shooting in Kansas

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Passover is a time to remember the struggle against oppression for thousands of years and a time to celebrate the freedom that came from it.

Deadly shootings at Jewish Community Centers in Kansas are now part of the greater struggle for all people, according to Rabbi Samuel Cohon at Temple Emanu-el in Tucson. Monday, the rabbi's family hosted more than 30 people to their home for the first night of Passover.

Police arrested 73-year-old Frasier Glenn Cross, a former leader for the Ku Klux Klan according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The incident is considered a hate crime by the Justice Department even though the three victims are not Jewish.

"That misguided, wrong and hateful person actually killed Christians," Cohon said. "In some ways, it makes it even more tragic because it shows the deep senselessness of this."

Passover teaches that everyone should have value and be free, according to the rabbi. Cohon said he supports the 2nd Amendment but said he cannot understand how someone with a history of hatred could have access to firearms in the first place.

"We shouldn't allow people who we think might be dangerous to have access to weapons of destruction," he said. "It's one thing to say we all have a right to bear arms, to be free. It's another to say people that are identified as dangerous should have a right to bear arms and therefore go shoot up a Jewish Community Center."

Cohon expects close to 150 people to attend a celebration at Temple Emanu-el for the second night of Passover.

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