Chabad Center of Sudbury to offer Crime and Consequence course

Posted Monday, Feb 11th, 2019

Beginning on Feb. 26, Rabbi Yisroel Freeman of the Chabad Center of Sudbury, 100 Horse Pond Road, will offer Crime and Consequence, a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute that will explore 3,000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing and criminal rehabilitation.

Participants in the course will challenge their thinking, ponder the implications of ancient Talmudic wisdom for complex modern cases, and get to the heart of the most pressing injustices facing the criminal justice system today. The course will also address society’s serious sentencing questions.

“It is a profound irony that the United States is a true beacon of democracy, freedom and the rule of law while it imprisons more of its own citizenry than any other country,” wrote Professor Alan Dershowitz, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School, in his endorsement of the course. “Crime and Consequence . . . brings rigorous legal analysis, statistical data on incarceration and rehabilitation, and case studies into a uniquely profound dialogue with the values undergirding our entire political tradition.”

Crime and Consequence is accredited in Massachusetts for attorneys and other law professionals to earn continuing education credits. Like all JLI programs, the course is designed for people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.

Interested students may call 978-443-0110 or visit for registration and for other course-related information.

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