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Force Feeding, Guantanamo Hunger Strikes, and What Our Rabbis Teach

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   Oct 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Torture, while cruel and inhumane, is not something that we often hear about from mainstream media, nor is it something we have written about very recently at the Religious Action Center. The Reform Jewish position on this issue is clear: in a post-9/11 world we understand the need for enhanced national security, and yet we […]

Remembering 9/11: Civil Liberties and National Security

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM
Today marks thirteen years since the day a plane flew into the Twin Towers and destroyed the Manhattan skyline, as I had known it for the first nine years of my life. I was in 4th grade in 2001. At 8:46 AM, when American Airlines flight 11 from Logan Airport hit the first of the […]

June is Torture Awareness Month

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   May 30, 2014 12:00 AM
Although the 2013-14 L’Taken season is over, I want to reflect on my experience working with high school students on issues of torture and indefinite detention as we prepare to commemorate Torture Awareness Month. Nearly 300 students participate in each of the six L’Taken weekends, and I had the privilege of teaching a program on […]
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