Why I Went to Prison on Yom Kippur

Besides wanting a get-out-of-shul-free card, I understood that observing Jewish holidays isn’t just about introversion, but social activism, too.

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When people ask me why I went to prison on Yom Kippur, I usually tell them, with a hint of guilt, that it’s to get out of going to shul. While the answer is partly a joke, I can't deny that wanting to get out...