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  • In the eyes of American and Torah laws, Williams should die for his heinous crimes.

    By Larry Greenfield

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In the case of the People v. Williams, the facts are quite clear. A jury convicted Stanley Tookie Williams of the execution-style murder of 23-year-old Albert Owens during a robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Whittier. The jury also convicted him of murdering the owners of a Los Angeles...

  • Jews and the Death Penalty

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Many people assume that Jewish law unequivocally advocates capital punishment, because of frequent references to capital crimes and capital punishment in the Torah. But while Jewish law supports the death penalty in theory, the Oral Law makes it difficult, and in most cases...
  • Much Like a Minority

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Florida state legislature isn't a place you normally associate with high drama or profiles in courage. It seems to revolve largely around tax breaks for sugar growers. Most lawmakers have other jobs on the side.

    The 16 Jewish members -- 10 percent of the total, all Democrats but...

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