God's Image and Caesar's Image: Torture and the Currency of Empire

By Rabbi Arthur Waskow 05-04-2009

090504-caesar-coinOne of the central teachings of Torah is that all human beings are made in the Image of God. That teaching and what flows from it are at the heart of Jewish prohibitions on the use of torture -- and perhaps at the heart of Christian opposition to torture as well.

Indeed, the Rabbis

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