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Rosh Hashanah 24

In today’s Daf Yomi page, can prayer cure cancer?

November 2, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi page, Rosh Hashanah 24, tells us that when the new moon was sanctified by the rabbinic court, the entire Jewish people had to answer “Amen” in unison. Can collective prayer really impact the world today? Dr. Gary Onik joins us to share his own experience as a longtime cancer doctor who was diagnosed with incurable cancer himself. A lifelong atheist, he nonetheless took to the internet and asked strangers all over the world to pray for him. What happened next? Listen and find out. 

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