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  • What Would God Say?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    3 weeks ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am so conflicted! The situation in Israel conflicts me. The situation in America conflicts me. The situation in life conflicts me. I seem to be in the midst of conflict in most areas of my life. This week, someone who had sought recovery and then sought...

  • Peaches Geldof’s death likely linked to heroin, police say

    May 1, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    Heroin probably played a role in the death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, who died in her family home last month while alone with one of her two young sons, police said on Thursday.

    A post-mortem examination failed to establish the...

  • Vatican culture minister tweets Lou Reed tribute, then a clarification

    October 29, 2013 | 9:46 am

    The Vatican’s culture minister tweeted a tribute to the iconic Jewish-born singer Lou Reed, then a clarification that he did not condone drug use.

    Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi on Monday tweeted a verse from Reed’s song “Perfect Day.” Reed died Sunday at 71 of complications...

  • On the eighth day, God made oxycodone

    September 11, 2013 | 10:58 am

    New York City narcotics agents announced the indictment of five Brooklyn men yesterday, members of a Sabbath-observant drug ring that operated out of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

    Defendants Jack Zibak, 28; Jack Zaibak, 24; Eduard Sorin, 38; David Gerowitz, 37; and Philip...

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  • The Sad & Lonely Death of Amy Winehouse

    By Ilana Angel

    July 23, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    Amy Winehouse was found dead today in her apartment in London.  I find myself feeling true sorrow at the loss of this young woman.  They do not yet know how she died, but in the end it does not matter.  What matters is that this incredibly talented human being died a sad and lonely...

  • Drug abuse debate: Legalization, medication or therapy?

    By Roberto Loiederman

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    On a wall at Beit T'Shuvah's sanctuary there are plaques with the names of those connected with Beit T'Shuvah who have passed away. One of those names is that of Josh Lowenthal, a former resident who died on June 11, 1995.

    The Jewish Journal recently ran a story about "One-Way...

  • Mother pens memoir on life with heroin addict son

    By Jay Firestone

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Rita Lowenthal raised her family in a nice Jewish home, lived in a nice Jewish neighborhood and belonged to a nice Jewish temple. So how did her son become a heroin addict at age 13?

    The need for an answer to that question, as well as a desire for closure, is what inspired Lowenthal...

  • 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...

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