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Taking Torah to the Cell Block

July 16, 2007
Rabbinical students participate in a three-day outreach effort at a Florida prison.
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Under the auspices of the Aleph Institute – a prison rehabilitation organization founded in 1981 – 10 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students visited inmates at Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City, Fla. The program, called ''Yeshivah Behind Bars,'' gave students three nine-hour days to learn Jewish texts, pray and eat meals with 13 inmates. In this photo, Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar, director of the Aleph Institute and co-director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Bal Harbor, gives a lecture to inmates.
Under the auspices of the Aleph Institute – a prison rehabilitation organization founded in 1981 – 10 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students visited inmates at Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City, Fla. The program, called "Yeshivah Behind Bars," gave students three nine-hour days to learn Jewish texts, pray and eat meals with 13 inmates. In this photo, Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar, director of the Aleph Institute and co-director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Bal Harbor, gives a lecture to inmates.

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Anonymous March 12, 2014

G-d's light There is no pit so deep that G-d's light can't reach it. Reply

Anonymous 55343 March 12, 2014

Huge Mitzvah , keep seeing the inmates. Sometimes you are the activity the inmates look forward to
All week long , just like we wait for the SABBATH each week. Reply

Anonymous new jersey March 5, 2014

I was in prison for 18 months at mdc brooklyn about 3 yrs ago. Whenever we got a visit from chabad boys it always uplifted my soul. I cant thank you enough for those times. They helped me back to my Jewish soul. Please o please dont stop doing this. Lives and souls are saved because of your efforts. Reply