Abolishing the Death Penalty

By Daniel Sokatch

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2002

A self-described Jewish abolitionist, the author has found that the death penalty in America cannot be reconciled with Jewish values and tradition. He argues that as it exists in America, it is broken, immoral and should be abolished. He urges that it is time for Jews to demand an end to a practice that cannot be reconciled with the highest values of our tradition.

Topic: Morality, Tradition, Ethics, Capital Punishment, Law, Crime, Death Penalty, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.594

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sokatch, Daniel. Abolishing the Death Penalty. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2002: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6965


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