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‘I am grateful to be alive,’ says Texas synagogue rabbi

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who was held hostage inside Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, January 15, 2022. (JTA)
Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who was held hostage inside Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, January 15, 2022. (JTA)

Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker says he’s “grateful to be alive” after the dramatic ten-hour hostage crisis at his northern Texas synagogue.

Cytron-Walker, whose “calm and collected” demeanor has been credited by US law enforcement officials with helping bring about a miraculous end to the saga, thanks law enforcement and the “CBI Community, the Jewish Community, the Human Community” in a Facebook post.

I am thankful and filled with appreciation forAll of the vigils and prayers and love and support,All of the law…

Posted by Charlie Cytron-Walker on Sunday, January 16, 2022

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