In the Passover seder we are asked by the haggadah to treat ourselves “as if” we came out of Egypt — not just to tell the story but also to to experience the journey from slavery to freedom ourselves. We think that the hard part is sitting through many hours of storytelling (with family!), but that’s not it. The real question is: How do I make this real? How do I experience this story “as if” I were a slave in Egypt coming out to freedom?
Did the Sackler family aggressively market Oxy, knowing abuse would increase profit margins?
The world outside is complex and pervasive. As good parents, we cannot control everything our child is exposed to.
How riding a horse resembles the journeys of parenthood and addiction recovery.
The story of Harris Wittels, comedy’s golden boy (and Sarah Silverman’s mentee) who died of an overdose in 2015, is brutally honest — and funny.
The idea of passively watching a loved one self-destruct from drinking or drugging feels wrong to us Jewish Parents.
My homosexuality is used by politicians and religious leaders to stir up homophobia and xenophobia, to tell us there is only one right way to be.
How did my brother change from a lying coke addict into the finest man I know? The answer is that he found quality help through Narcotics Anonymous.
Jewish tradition has a lot to teach us about going into the wilderness for healing and spiritual growth.
“From my observations, it’s both men and women, poor and rich, kids from public schools and yeshivas.”