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Poway synagogue heroes, rabbi appear at White House National Day of Prayer

President And Mrs Trump Host National Day Of Prayer Service At White House
President And Mrs Trump Host National Day Of Prayer Service At White House
President And Mrs Trump Host National Day Of Prayer Service At White House
Posted at 1:18 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 17:06:24-04

WASHINGTON (AP and KGTV) — President Donald Trump has celebrated the National Day of Prayer with survivors of last weekend's Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting.

Trump and rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of the Chabad of Poway synagogue spoke by telephone after Saturday's shooting. Goldstein told celebrants during a ceremony Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden that Trump was the first person "who began my healing."

Goldstein thanked Trump for being, "as they say in Yiddish, a mensch par excellence." Mensch is Yiddish for a "person of integrity and honor." Trump said Goldstein is an "incredible man."

Two other heroes of the tragedy, off-duty Border Patrol agent Johnathan Morales and Army veteran Oscar Stewart, attended the ceremony.

Lori Kaye was killed and three others were injured in the shooting, including the rabbi, who lost a finger.

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