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Powerful interview with Jewish doctor who visited the Pittsburgh shooter has gone viral


Powerful interview with Jewish doctor who visited the Pittsburgh shooter has gone viralAn interview with the Jewish president of the hospital that treated the gunman who opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh has gone viral.   Dr Jeff Cohen, was interviewed by Channel 4 News about his experience of meeting the man who killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, where he himself is a parishioner.  He's been praised for showing compassion in the face of extreme adversity.  SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert on synagogue shooting: 'Hate is not what America stands for' “Quite honestly, he's just a guy,” Dr Cohen told Channel 4. “He's some mother's son. And how did he get from that to where he is today. That's going to be a large debate that we have to wrestle with as a society.” “My job isn't to judge him […] My job is to take care of him,” Dr Cohen said.  “My job isn't to judge him… my job is to care for him.”This Jewish doctor looked into the eyes of the man who killed 11 people in his own synagogue. pic.twitter.com/KwgjYAL49B — Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) October 29, 2018 Dr Cohen also praised other Jewish workers at the Allegheny General Hospital, where the gunman was treated.  “Many of the people who attended to him were Jewish. And they're heroes,” he said.  The interview struck a chord with a lot of people on Twitter, as Dr Cohen showed compassion in highlighting the shooter's humanity following what is being called the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.   Out of depravity, comes humanity. As evil as some people can be, there are more good people who do the right thing, no matter the circumstance.As sickening as the attack was, our nation is great, compassionate and tolerant. People like Dr. Cohen are proof. https://t.co/WXcIvjv2ZC — Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) October 29, 2018 There are so many good people in this country. Just basically decent folk. https://t.co/mCW0HaFTTd — Andy McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) October 30, 2018 Here’s compassion! I found it! https://t.co/F2iDDcQyRW — Shappi Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) October 29, 2018 President Trump is visiting Pittsburgh on Tuesday to pay his respects to the community and the families of the 11 victims.  A Jewish social justice organisation, Bend the Arc, has written an open letter to the president urging him to publicly denounces white nationalism. It has been signed by more than 66,000 people.  WATCH: These celebrities are getting behind March for Our Lives