The worldwide reaction to the shooting of a beloved lion, Cecil, in Zimbabwe by an American dentist has been all over news channels, late night talk shows and the social media sphere. Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of Clal and co-founder and executive editor of TheWisdom Daily, calls for some perspective on the story."What's going on when people are obsessed with one lion when every day in the United States forty people are murdered?"
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