Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

Dozens of people gathered in Philadelphia Saturday night to honor the victims of the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

Sacred songs of the Jewish faith served as a guiding light in a solidarity vigil for the Philadelphia Jewish community, reeling from the massacre at the synagogue on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath.