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Crime & Criminal Justice

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Cain and Abel, Cain’s Jealousy, Cain’s Warned, The Murder of Abel, Cain’s Punishment, Cain’s Repentance, Cain’s Children, Cain’s Death
Where will you find happiness? Past prison walls, celebrating with the prisoners.
No one can say he is truly alive unless he is giving life to others.
Appointing Judges
Deuteronomy 16:18 "Appoint judges and officers in all your gates" The Torah contains laws and rules governing every aspect of our lives. It deals not only with how we pray in the synagogue, but how we should grow our crops, run our businesses and set up l...
The Rebbe’s Prison Diary
A personal account of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn's arrest and imprisonment, and subsequent liberation from Soviet prisons in 1927.
Negative Commandment 243
The 243rd prohibition is that we are forbidden from kidnapping any Jewish person. The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement in the Ten Commandments, Ex. 20:15. "You may not steal." In the words of the Mechilta: "This verse refers to stealing a per...
Negative Commandment 243
"Do not steal"—Exodus 20:13. It is forbidden to abduct one's fellow.
It is forbidden to kidnap another person
Exodus 20:13 "Do not steal" This Negative Mitzvah forbids us to kidnap a Jewish person.
It is forbidden to testify falsely
Exodus 20:13 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor" The purpose of a witness is to testify and help prove that something is true or false. We are forbidden to act as false witnesses and declare that something is true when we know that wh...
Punishing False Witnesses
Deuteronomy 19:19 "You shall do to him as he had thought to have done to his brother" If witnesses are found to be testifying falsely, they must be punished. We are commanded to impose upon these false witnesses the same verdict that would have been given...
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