"It's devastating that hate and violence continue:" Rabbi reflects on Jersey City tragedy

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The tragic shooting at a Kosher market in Jersey City that killed six people, including the suspects, has prompted members of the Jewish community to address safety concerns.

Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz, of Temple Beth Torah in Melville, says the shooting has directly affected safety protocols at her temple because security there is already tight. Moskowitz says security was stepped up last year after a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.

"It's devastating that hate and violence continue and we haven't found a way to stop it," says Moskowitz.

Moskowitz says she wants her congregation to feel safe. She says people should stay cautious, but live their lives.

"We don't want people to stay away," says Moskowitz. "We have to remember that that's what shooters want, that's what haters want, they want to terrorize, they want to cause fear and we can't give into that fear."

Nassau and Suffolk law enforcement officials say departments are on heightened alert and will continue to monitor intelligence in order to protect Long Islanders.

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