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Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz

This Shabbat is the second Shabbat of consolation, following Tisha B’Av. We chant from Isaiah 49:14-51:3, wherein the prophet addresses the mourning for the destruction of Zion and concludes with hope for divine comfort. Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz focuses on the challenges of consolation which are far greater than those of grief, introducing the concept of HaMakom as a path to healing. To read the whole article, please follow this link: