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The three weeks between the fasts of 17 Tammuz and 9 Av are the saddest days in the Jewish calendar. Although normally an upbeat podcast, we’ll explore this period through the lens of the Highland Park parade shooting, which occurred near John’s home. We’ll discuss how rabbis help their congregants cope with catastrophic events. We end on an optimistic note, talking about how to reverse the sinas chinam (baseless hatred) that seems to permeate our society, and that led to those earlier tragedies.