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San Antonio Rabbi Reacts To California Synagogue Shooting

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A gunman killed one woman and injured multiple others Saturday at a synagogue in Poway, California during a gathering for the Jewish celebration of Passover. 

An online manifesto, written by a person identifying by the same name as the man police have detained in connection with the shooting, praised mass shooters and spoke of a plan to "kill Jews." Officials are working to verify its authenticity.

The violent act occurred six months to the day since a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh left eleven dead.

A local Jewish faith leader spoke with David Martin Davies on "The Source" about the latest shooting and the rising threat of anti-Semitic violence.

Guest: Rabbi Chaim Block, executive director and senior rabbi at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning in San Antonio

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Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.