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Scott welcomes Rabbi Pinson, co-director of the Friendship House for a frank discussion about addiction. Plus, family law expert Ellen Painter, and Geoffrey Fieger, the attorney that represented Jack Kevorkian.
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Weinberg on the Law: Legal News and Notes
Scott takes a look at some of the top legal headlines of the week, including the release of Sam Riddle, and new news on the Tom Cress case.
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Weinberg on the Law: The Recovery Rabbi
Scott welcomes Rabbi Pinson, co-director of the Friendship House. The Rabbi specializes in helping people through addiction and recovery, and has worked with more than 400 families. They discuss the problems of addiction, and his work with the Friendship House.
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Weinberg on the Law: Geoffrey Fieger
Geoffrey Fieger, the attorney, who represented assisted suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian, discusses the new HBO movie about the doctor called “You Don’t Know Jack,” and some of his other high profile cases.
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Weinberg on the Law: Family Law
Ellen Paynter, one of the top family law attorneys in the Detroit area joins Scott to discuss family legal issues, such as how the economy is effecting people seeking legal counsel, and father’s rights.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Rabbi Yisrael Pinson
Rabbi Yisrael Pinson is the Director of the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House - a rabbi and spiritual mentor to the Jewish recovery community of Metropolitan Detroit. Since joining the Friendship Circle in May 2002 he has galvanized the outreach efforts of the Friendship House by becoming the spiritual mentor of the more than 400 addicts and their families who seek spirituality and support from the organization. Rabbi Pinson received his high school and college-level education at several intensive private schools the world over, including the distinguished Machon LeSmicha Center for Ordination in Melbourne, Australia. Rabbi Pinson has served communities and individuals from the Caribbean to Canada and is fluent in four languages. Rabbi Yisrael Pinson has helped create a Jewish Recovery Community in Metro-Detroit where recovering addicts and their families are helped through support, guidance, friendship & community. Rabbi Yisrael facilitates Jewish Recovery meetings, where recovering addicts from all 12-step programs meet and share regularly. He also teaches classes on Judaism & Recovery.

For more information and to contact Rabbi Pinson click here.