After the recent passing of Israeli President Shimon Peres, z"l, I'm remembering the time I sat down with him in a Manhattan midtown hotel in 1994 at the beginning of the Oslo process to discuss the peace process.
It was a straightforward question, spoken in a tone that was casual but knowing: “Did it change you?” he asked us.
I believe that prolonged solitary confinement is a violation both of the Eighth Amendment, prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment, and a violation of religious ethics, which maintain that every human being is made in the image of God and thus entitled to be treated with dignity.
For the past 10 years, the United Nations has commemorated the annual International Day of Commemoration, to honor the memories of the victims of the Holocaust.
Late on Monday night, the White House announced a sweeping new executive order on the use of solitary confinement in fe
Two years ago, amidst a crowd of thousands of young people on the March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau, a Reform Jewish day school student texted her mother: “Thank you, Mom, for sending me to The Leo Baeck Day School.