Piety behind bars

09.02.2013                      29.Schwat. 5773                      Mischpatim; Paraschat Schkalim

Hinter Gittern:

Piety behind bars

Alternative detention track for inmates includes hours of daily religious study as part of efforts to rehabilitate criminals.

It’s mid-morning in one of the largest prisons in Israel, and a couple of dozen Orthodox Jews in prison jumpsuits are rocking back and forth, diligently studying the Torah in almost complete silence….