Is this happening because the future is now so uncertain? Am I more aware that every day might be my last? Such questions give us pause and make us take serious stock of our lives.
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The Book of Proverbs instructs us to “speak up for those who cannot speak...to raise our voices on behalf of the vulnerable and downtrodden.” (Proverbs 31:8-9). The individuals who make up America’s prison population are isolated, vulnerable, and voiceless.
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Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on March 17, 2013.
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“Jerusalem is the city of
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If we are to heed the call of freedom that Passover offers us, we must not close our eyes to the degradation currently taking place right outside our door.