The Orthodox Union released the following statement in reaction to Saturday’s Tucson shooting:
We join the country in mourning the loss of life in the Saturday shooting which ended in the deaths of six people including that of U.S. District Judge John Roll and Giffords’ Congressional Aide Gabe Zimmerman. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords remains in intensive care and we urge our community to keep her recovery in their prayers. Congresswoman Giffords is not only an accomplished elected official but she is a Member of Congress who has fought many battles important to the Jewish world. We pray for her speedy recovery and for the comfort of those who lost loved ones in this senseless tragedy.
President Obama has called for a national moment of silence at 11:00am today to honor the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, including those still fighting for their lives.