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Jonathan Pollard Hospitalized

The 60-year-old convicted of spying for Israel lost consciousness in prison

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Judge Rules Prison Food Is Kosher

A death row inmate filed suit that ‘kosher-like’ was not enough

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Letter-Writing Program Helps Jewish Prisoners Find Hope Behind Bars

My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays

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Death Row Prisoner Sues State for Kosher Food

Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages

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On the Menu at Florida Prisons? Kosher Food

Court says eligible inmates must get kosher meals—even if they’re not Jewish

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A Jewish Prisoner Discusses Repentance

Incarcerated since 2001, David Arenberg says he’s found a renewed sense of purpose—and a new connection to Judaism

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In the Story of Jonah, an Urgent Lesson About the Dangers of Solitary Confinement

Isolation didn’t help Jonah find redemption inside the whale. It isn’t helping thousands of American prisoners today, either.

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A Taste of Libya—in Prison

Amateur chef Rafram Chaddad discovered the wonders of Libyan cuisine in an unlikely place: behind bars

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Spiritual Healing Behind Bars

A Jewish spiritual practice called Mussar offers hope and inner peace for women in an unlikely place: prison

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Sundown: Hamas Refuses Red Cross Request

Plus, teens text on Shabbat, Apple pulls ‘Third Intifada’ app, and more

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Daybreak: A Pointless U.N. Meeting?

Obama plans a photo op, Russian inmates get sanctuary, and more in the news

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Sundown: Caught Red-Butted

Caged wisdom, fear of prayer, and a specious search

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Dudu’s Dead

Disgraced Israeli TV star found hanged in prison cell

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Sundown: Here’s Egg on Your Face

Life and death, prison grub, and an exemplary Jewess

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This Week in Poland

Prisoners! A Hitler tree! A gay rabbi! Kibbutzniks!

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Daybreak: Tragic Shooting in Washington

Suspects, settlements, a bar mitzvah behind bars, and more from the morning papers

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Sundown: Oh, the Siddurs You’ll Own!

Abortion, gay marriage, and rock ‘n’ roll.

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Within Four Walls

A forgotten synagogue in a defunct prison is brought to light

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Straight Story

If the Twelve Step movement comes out of Christian theology, how does a rabbinic rehab center reconcile Judaism and recovery?

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