Our souls cannot be broken that they should need repair, nor deficient that they should need anything added. Our souls need only to be uncovered and allowed to shine…
As with every health problem, physical, mental or spiritual, the cure lies not in treating the symptoms, but in attacking the cause.
The Aleph Institute is doing extraordinary fine work. Its assistance to defendants and their families provide standards of compassion and aid worthy of emulation….Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, the guiding force of the Aleph Institute, and his associates understand and force us to face the fact that each person deserves to be treated with respect as an individual personality and not as a faceless number. . . .
“…Aleph helps in three ways. First, it explains to judges and the judicial system when and how alternatives to prison which protect the public are possible. Second, it helps those in prison develop their spiritual lives and maintain contact with their families and the world beyond their bars and barbed wire. Third, it assists those outside, particularly the children of prisoners, to retain their ties with prisoners. As a result of its good work, Aleph is widely known and respected by penal and judicial authorities.”