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Jewish Perspectives on Restorative Justice

  title={Jewish Perspectives on Restorative Justice},
  author={Eliezer L. Segal},
Judaism is a 'traditional' religion in that its revealed scriptures are mediated and interpreted by a historical tradition, known as the 'oral Torah.' The word 'Torah' means 'instruction' and is applied narrowly to the first five books of the Bible. Although the Jewish Bible includes all the books of the standard Christian 'Old Testament,' the books of the Torah are considered more important and authoritative than the others. Indeed, the other books of the Hebrew Bible are perceived by Jews… 
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