In the contemporary debate over the acceptability of torture as an investigative tool, we must consider carefully the arguments advanced for and against its use in our present day society where we struggle with understanding the extremism and barbarous character of those who use terrorism as weapons of devastation and fear.
America must continue to serve as a beacon of light and morality. Moreover the plethora of rabbinic sources which emphasize k’vod habriot, the importance of human dignity, testifies to the Jewish reverence and respect for human beings, God’s own crown of creation.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges our government to:
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