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When Someone You Love Goes to Jail
The Aleph Institute: Reaching out to Jewish Prisoners
Sarah's husband had been sent to prison. Her emotional support, the father of her children and the family's breadwinner was now incarcerated as she was left in the pain of solitude.
Jews in Jail
Schapiro described many inmates who grew up in secular homes, or didn't know they were Jewish until late in life. Their first contact with Judaism came when they were locked up, and they longed to know more about their religion...
Spiritual Rehab
Retribution is very un-Jewish. For retribution leaves wounds in its wake. Rehabilitation is very Jewish. For rehabilitation cures and gives new life. This elemental idea is beautifully captured in a biblical passage discussing the treatment of gossipers.
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