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  • A High Holiday Restaurant Guide to Koreatown

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    Each year my wife Rabbi Naomi Levy holds the High Holiday services for her outreach congregation Nashuva at the large, round ecumenical Church of Religious Science in Koreatown, at Berendo and 6th St.  Over a thousand people attend.  They ask my wife, “Can I really change?”  “Can I...

  • Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana

    By Simone Wilson

    October 2, 2013 | 10:23 am

    Just over six years ago, in the lush Upper Galilee of northern Israel, the nation’s first large-scale harvest of legal medical marijuana was flowering on the roof deck of Tzahi Cohen’s parents’ house, perched on a cliff overlooking the bright-green farming village of Birya. Until...

  • Israeli rabbi: Weed is kosher if it’s medicinal

    June 28, 2013 | 9:04 am

    An Israeli Orthodox rabbi ruled that distributing and smoking medicinal marijuana is kosher, but using weed for fun is forbidden.

    Efraim Zalmanovich, the rabbi of Mazkeret Batia, a town south of Tel Aviv, made the distinction in a recent halachic ruling, NRG, the news site of the...

  • Is there a place in religious life for marijuana? Ask Yoseph Needelman

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    December 10, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    After graduating from a Modern Orthodox high school in New York, 30-year-old author Yoseph Needelman moved to Jerusalem to explore the use of marijuana in Jewish tradition. For eight years he bounced around religious institutions, interviewing spiritual leaders to find out if there...

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  • Jewish pot activist Mason Tvert hits new high with marijuana legalization vote in Colorado

    November 12, 2012 | 9:42 am

    Say what you will about Mason Tvert, the Jewish activist behind the marijuana legalization campaign that passed in Colorado, the man clearly has a sense of humor.

    Some years ago, in his efforts to persuade the public that marijuana is far less of a health menace than alcohol,...

  • Recipe for marijuana cholent

    November 12, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Now that the states of Colorado and Washington have legalized the recreational use and commercial sale of marijuana for its residents 21 years or older, there are all sorts of way to get creative in incorporating the new legal substance with Jewish edibles. Here's a recipe for...

  • Israeli scientists invent marijuana ‘without the high’

    June 3, 2012 | 12:09 am

    Israeli scientists have cultivated a cannabis plant that doesn’t get people stoned in a development that may help those smoking marijuana for medical purposes, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

    According to the Maariv daily, the new cannabis looks, smells and even tastes the same, but...

  • Pat Robertson: Time to legalize marijuana

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 10, 2012 | 11:37 pm

    For once, televangelist Pat Robertson says something not crazy. Via the New York Times:

    “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but...

  • Survivor is Back and There Might be Pot!

    By Ilana Angel

    September 15, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    The best thing about Big Brother ending is it means Survivor is starting.  I love this show and for the past few years I look forward to it with hope they will shake it up and give us something new and fresh.  I loved Russell and having him back was enough to keep me interested, but...

  • Prop. 19 goes up in smoke [VIDEO]

    November 3, 2010 | 10:15 am

    From LATimes.com:

    After taking a serious look at legalizing marijuana, Californians voted Tuesday to reject Proposition 19, which would have made the state the first to allow the drug to be sold for recreational use.

    The measure drew strong support from voters younger than 25, as...

  • Jews’ view of the pot initiative? Mixed

    October 27, 2010 | 12:05 pm

    Marijuana is everywhere. Smokers come from every walk of life — from the college student to the cancer patient, from the wealthy older couple to the heroin addict who started out just smoking weed.

    Jews care about this issue because Jews, like every other group, can be found...

  • Allison Margolin, L.A.’s dopest attorney

    October 27, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Allison Margolin, 33, is speaking rapidly and interchangeably into two phones. Scribbling notes with her right hand and gesturing with her left, she punctuates points by emphatically tapping her 3-inch-stiletto-heeled boot on the floor.

    It’s 10 a.m., and Margolin, dressedin...

  • Researchers still exploring science behind medical use of marijuana [VIDEO]

    October 27, 2010 | 11:23 am

    Doctors who write recommendations for medical marijuana have developed an unfortunate reputation. Ask any Angeleno how easy it is to get the drug and you’ll likely hear about storefront practitioners who pointedly ask clients about “back pain.” Wink, wink.

    It’s a notion,...

  • Happy 420!

    April 20, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    Since today is 4/20, we’ve compiled marijuana-Jewish-related reading material:

    Books: Pot-smoking antihero proves cathartic for her creator


    By Naomi Pfefferman
    Twenty-nine-year-old Dahlia Finger, the antihero of Elisa Albert’s debut novel, “The Book of Dahlia,” has an inoperable...

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