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  • Can moderation join abstinence as an addiction therapy?

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    In 2001, as 25-year-old Adi Jaffe lay on the pavement in the intersection of Beverly Drive and Olympic Boulevard following a devastating motorcycle crash, his broken tibia and fibula were not his biggest problem. Rather, that would be the amount of cocaine he was carrying (and...

  • Pesach without wine

    March 21, 2013 | 3:23 am

    How can we have Passover without wine? This is a question that is asked of me each year as Passover approaches. I always answer that the blessing is over the fruit of the vine and grape juice is perfectly acceptable. I then ask a different set of questions.

    Passover is the...

  • Just Say No, Even on Purim

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    One is obligated to become intoxicated on Purim until one cannot distinguish between "cursed is Haman" and "blessed is Mordechai" (Talmud, Megillah 7b).

    Purim is like the Jewish topsy-turvy day.

    Unlike many Jewish holidays, which are marked by serious and meaningful customs like...

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