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From: Russell Hendel <rhendel@saber.towson.edu> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 23:31:41 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Why Do we Keep on Ignoring Chaiims Question on Drugs and Yeshiva Chaiim Shapiro in v31n92 writes > I also know of boys, who received their Rosh Yeshiva's highest accolades > and praise, when the boys, in fact, were not virgins, and had been > involved in the drug world for over a decade! in fact Chaim keeps on asking this (and is ignored). So let me ask: What **is** being done about drugs in the Yeshiva world? How widespread is it? I concede to David Zwillenberg that the situation is complex but there are still known concepts that can significantly ameliorate such situations(eg education, other outlets, etc) Are they being applied? And if not why not? We have been discussing Aliyah, collect calls and invisibility for quite a while. I would think that Yeshiva drugs are equally important. Russell Jay Hendel; phd asa rhendel@towson.edu Moderator Rashi is Simple http://www.shamash.org/rashi/ [If you are a parent of a child/teen who is "on the fringe / in risk" and would be interested in joining a mailing list set up for such parents, please contact me at feldblum@bellatlantic.net. In association with MASK (Mothers Aligned Saving Kids), we have set up a moderated list to give parents a place to obtain mutual chizuk. Avi Feldblum, your Mod.]