Day: January 17, 2021

Pesachim 57

 Today’s daf (Pesachim 57a) contains a number of stinging critiques towards spiritual leaders – including Kohanim Gedolim (High Priests) and members of their family – who used their position for personal gain and power. As the Gemara states elsewhere (Yoma 86b), ‘power buries those who wield it’.Reflecting on this teaching, Rabbi Sacks remarks that ‘it…