"Jewish hero" killed in synagogue shooting took bullet to save her rabbi’s life

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, died during the Passover celebration at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego when gunman John T. Earnest, 19, burst in and opened fire with “an AR-type weapon,” injuring three others, according to police and witnesses.

It emerged Sunday morning that Lori dived in front of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 57, who was hit in his hands and believes the worshiper saved his life, according to reports.

“Our rabbi … told everyone that she saved his life because she stood in front of him,” insisted Dr. Ronit Lev, who called Lori “my best friend in all the world,” according to the Jewish Press.

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