University of Rochester

EVENT: Talk on torture in Jewish law and American military detention

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, in the Interfaith Chapel on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

January 24, 2007

Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, author of a number of articles treating issues of human dignity, war ethics, and human rights, will give a talk titled "Does Torah Support Torture?: Human Dignity, 'Ticking Bombs,' and Torture in Jewish Law and American Military Detention."

Weintraub is the director of education for Rabbis for Human Rights North America. She is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Jewish-Palestinian Encounter program.

Her talk is part of the "Law and the 'War on Terror'" series, one of the 10 projects funded by the Humanities Project, a year-long initiative at the University of Rochester emphasizing the influence and contributions of the humanities to academic and civil life.

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