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Friday, February 13 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
When Your Brother (or Sister) Sins: Judaism and Mass Incarceration

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In the wake of Ferguson, revelations about abuses at Rikers Island and other prisons, and a growing awareness that mass incarceration is not making anyone safer, we've begun a national conversation about policing, imprisonment, and criminal justice. In this session, we'll consider if, when, and how imprisonment plays a role in the Jewish criminal justice system, and what that might teach us about mass incarceration in the United States today.


Jill Jacobs

Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which brings a rabbinic moral voice to human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories. She is the author of two books about Judaism and social justice: Where Justice Dwells and There Shall Be No Needy. She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

Friday February 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm

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