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Taanit 21 and 22

In today’s Daf Yomi pages, the true meaning of charity

December 3, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi pages, Taanit 21 and 22, tell us the gruesome story of Nahum of Gam Zu, who prayed to God to amputate his limbs, make him blind, and cover him with boils. Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone joins us to shed some light on this tale, and teach us what we, too, can learn from Nahum about the true meaning of charity. What does God expect us to do when it comes to kindness? Listen and find out.

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