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Local Jewish community reflects on Kansas shootings

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Jewish holiday of Passover began at sundown Monday and members of the Midstate Jewish community are taking the opportunity to reflect on that deadly shooting spree in Kansas.

abc27 sat down with Rabbi Peter Kessler from Temple Ohev Sholom. He says the Passover holiday is meant to be a joyful time to celebrate people of every religion being free. He says in light of the shootings, there is a great deal of sadness being felt.

"It's very sad that there are disturbed people who hate other people," he said, "I think our Jewish community, as well as every Jewish community in the country, really is in mourning about the loss of life and the sadness this man has caused."

Harrisburg's Jewish Community Center says while there is no evidence of a threat here in the Midstate, Susquehanna Township police have agreed to increase patrols near its North Front Street location.

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