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Dad's murder leads rabbi to fight guns with money

By DAVID GONZALEZ THE NEW YORK TIMES

This article was published March 10, 2018 at 2:41 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Gun violence is not an abstract concept for Rabbi Joel Mosbacher. His father, Lester, was shot to death in 1999 as he opened up his check-cashing business on Chicago's South Side. Mosbacher, who had been ordained just six months earlier, struggled to make sense of the murder, even as well-meaning friends struggled to find words of comfort and support.

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