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Audio: Find Out What Life is Like in an Israeli Prison!


If you're sentenced to prison, how can you celebrate the holidays?






10/5/2014, 7:49 PM

A7 Radio's "Tamar Yonah show" with Tamar Yonah
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All the latest news of the weekend including beheadings, rockets, and firefights on the Lebanese border. Israel National News Editor, Tova Dvorin, gives us a more detailed look at what is going on in and around Israel. Plus, Jewish activist, Shifra Hoffman, talks about the Yom Kippur Holiday and the job of all people to improve their ways.  
Afterwards, what is it like celebrating the holidays behind bars, in an Israeli prison? Tamar interviews Rabbi Fishel Jacobs, a Jerusalem - Karate champion, Talmudic scholar, prolific author, and prison chaplain. These are just SOME of Rabbi Fishel Jacobs’ qualifications. Whether it’s breaking 15 inches of solid brick with his fist, or sitting on the bunk bed of a murderer talking about repentance, Rabbi Jacobs sticks to his motto: “When you run out of places to find strength, look deeper within yourself” 
Rabbi Jacobs is also the author of the book, "Israel Behind Bars", and his soon to be released book entitled, "Coffee Melts Bars -­ My Israeli Prison Career". Rabbi Jacobs shares what it's like to be a rabbi working inside an Israeli prison. Hear about how holidays are celebrated, the conditions that prisoners live in, and how Jews and Arabs co-exist - or not, in Israeli cell blocks.
In this interview, Rabbi Jacobs gives a special focus on life behind bars, especially during the high holiday season. This is a 'don't miss' show!
For archived shows, visit the Tamar Yonah page and visit her award winning blog

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