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One of Them

Having conquered his own demons, a newly ordained rabbi has devoted his life to helping other Jews vanquish theirs.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/one_of_them_20000728

Mark Borovitz is their rabbi, and he is one of them: An alcoholic since adolescence, a former drug user, an ex-con who spent a good chunk of the 1980s in state prison and county jail on charges including insurance fraud, check kiting and armed robbery. "I've been allowed to come back from my own demise, a demise I created myself," he told his congregants.

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