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Hear about the victims, not the gunman: First funerals held for Highland Park July 4 parade shooting victims -

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"In this community of 30,000, residents are only beginning to process what happened July 4 — and many just starting to recover. Jackie Sundheim’s daughter, Leah, addressed those gathered. She stepped onto the bimah, the raised platform in synagogues from which services are led, and recalled that the last time she stood there, she was with her mom getting ready for services. “I should not be standing here,” describing d the sadness that overwhelms her. "Our hearts are broken,” she said, her voice trembling. “We should not have to be here.” She described the sadness that overwhelms her when she thinks about how her mother will not be present for her own big life events. But she urged the congregation to take their fear, sadness, rage and emptiness and “turn it into a drive to heal our community.”

 

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