The new book, The Science of Evil, has provoked a lot of discussion. Is evil treatable? And is lack of empathy the defining factor of evil? The philosophical questions are perhaps more pressing than the psychological ones.
One of the foundation-teachings of the *Torah is that we must have great respect for the sanctity of human life (and all of Creation). However, if someone rejects the notion that human life is precious and pursues innocent people with the intent to cause them real harm or death, then that person actually gives up his normative human status and becomes a “pursuer”.
Any light, even a hall or bathroom light, can disrupt the sleep cycle. Some studies suggest that sleeping with lights on, even some night lights, can cause problems for both childrens and adults.