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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:28 PM

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

By Chavie Lieber · December 10, 2012

NEW YORK (JTA) -- After graduating from 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 was indeed a place for drugs in the Jewish world.

The result of his research is compiled in “Cannabis Chassidis,” a book that explores the Jewish use of marijuana. The book was published originally in 2009 under Needelman's pen name, Yoseph Ibn Mordachya.

With Colorado and Washington having recently voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, popular views of the drug are rapidly evolving. Needelman’s book may find an audience among those seeking religious and practical advice on the use of marijuana.

JTA caught up with Needelman while he was on a book tour in America.

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/12/10/3113961/q-a-with-yoseph-needelman

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Response to rug (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:35 PM

1. Sorta off topic

 

I was watching The Spirit Molecule documentary last night. There was a rabbi on there talking about a group of Hasidic Jews using DMT. That was interesting.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:37 PM

2. I never heard of that documentary.

Thanks for the tip.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:24 AM

4. Narrated by Joe Rogan

 



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340425/

I have not tried this myself. Maybe one day. I find the idea of it allowing the human brain to perceive reality differently somewhat intriguing (enabling communication with other beings), but I am not sure I buy it. The stories have similar themes (suggestive of activating similar areas of the brain) but very different specifics and interpretations (suggestive of different manifestations of beings depending on culture, mood and setting).

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:55 AM

5. If and When

 

Just relax, let go of control, enjoy.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:01 AM

3. totally

They say it is the "anointing"oil used cronicall throughout the Bible

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