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Rabbi wounded in synagogue attack becomes global messenger of faith

He had faced a rifle-wielding assassin and witnessed the death of a beloved member of his congregation.

Hours after leaving the hospital, his own wounded hands wrapped in blue bandages, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein steeled himself to face the national media, delivering an emotional recitation of the tragedy.

Then he was home at last, in the circle of his family. Taking a moment to himself, he ate a quick meal. Then he returned to the rabbi's duty. There was

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