This is T’ruah’s primary resource booklet on government-sponsored torture, originally published in 2005. It includes the shorter versions of Rabbi Melissa Weintraub’s articles on torture and Jewish law, insertions for High Holidays services, materials for study and discussion, and the original public letter to the Bush Administration, signed by over 800 rabbis and cantors.
The full-length versions of Rabbi Weintraub’s articles are available here:
- The Bar Against Self-Incrimination as a Protection against Torture in Jewish and American Law
- Human Dignity in Jewish Sources, Human Degradation in American Military Custody
- But Does Torture Save Lives? The Rodef and the “Ticking Time Bomb”
- Heart of a Stranger: The Jewish Historical Memory of Torture