Rabbi compares Esther story, addiction




Stuart Birnbaum
Faith and wellness intersected at a New Shul of the Conejo meeting earlier this month.
A modern twist on the Jewish Feast of Purim and the biblical story of Esther was presented by Rabbi Michael Barclay on March 14, the Friday before Purim, a one-day festival that began at sundown March 15.
During the talk, Barclay tied the Jewish holiday of Purim with a modern look at addiction, and Stuart Birnbaum, executive director of the Lakehouse Recovery Center in Westlake Village, discuss...

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