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Beitzah 31 and 32

In today’s Daf Yomi pages, compassion and incarceration

October 1, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi pages, Beitzah 31 and 32, kick things off with a stark statement: All children of Abraham must show compassion to all of God’s creatures. With the number of incarcerated Americans spiking by a whopping 500% in the past four decades, compassion doesn’t seem to be something at which we currently excel.

Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, who runs an organization dedicated to helping prisoners and other afflicted populations, joins us to talk about why we need to change the way we treat prisoners as well as the ways we think about prison. How can the teachings of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe inspire us to stop warehousing people and prioritize compassion? Listen and find out.

You can find other discussions as enlightening as Rabbi Lipskar’s on the Social Vision Talks podcast at bit.ly/socialvisionpodcast. You can also learn more about and register for the October 2021 Social Vision conference.

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