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  • At Beit T’Shuvah, they sing a song of ‘Freedom’

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 12, 2011 | 6:25 pm

    “How long must I roam, to find my way home …”

    Natalie sings the lines tentatively, tugging at her black T-shirt, her voice soft and sweet.

    But soft and sweet won’t cut it for a drug addict trying to work her way back into her family on seder night.

    “This is your story....

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 30th

    Funny Jewess Rita Rudner takes a break from her regular Vegas shtick to entertain us Angelenos this evening. Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre hosts the comedian before she returns to the City o' Sin for a new contract with Harrah's on Oct. 2.

    8 p.m. $65. 24255...
  • Iranians Facing Up to Drug Abuse Taboo

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Three years ago, Raymond P., a 28-year-old Iranian Jew, was a full-fledged member of a notorious Los Angeles street gang. He sold drugs and suggests that he may have participated in violent crimes. He doesn't want to talk about specifics but explains by saying he was desperate to pay...

  • The Agonizing Toll of Sexual Addiction

    By Julie G Fax

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One Friday night 33 years ago, when Yisroel Richtberg was 12 years old, an older boy sneaked into his dorm room at his Chasidic yeshiva in Israel, pulled off Richtberg's pajama pants and raped him. The same thing happened the next Shabbat.

    The boy told Richtberg (not his real name)...

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