Human Dignity & Compassion

The Interconnectedness of Human Beings

Why should I care about someone I don’t know?

The topic of the interconnectedness between human beings was apparently on the mind of 23 year old Hersh Goldberg Polin before he was taken captive by Hamas on October 7th. Hersh was in the middle of reading “The Art of Happiness” by Howard C. Cutler and the Dalai Lama. His bookmark is at Chapter Six, awaiting his return. Rather than emphasizing the differences between people, the interconnectedness approach allows us to see the similarity within humanity. Knowing we are all connected can spark a new level of empathy and commitment to the well-being of the other. How might this approach be helpful to us in advocating for the release of the hostages?

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Dedicate this activity in honor of

Liri Albag 18

Liri had just started military training at an army lookout near the Gaza border when Hamas attacked and kidnapped her from her base.

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