Jeremy, an articulate, well-dressed fellow, peers across the desk at the young rabbi. He’s bared his soul for the last half hour, wavering between anger and anguish. His addiction has finally become an acknowledged reality, and his wife is threatening to leave him. What are Jeremy’s alternatives? After tears and entreaties, he waits for the rabbi’s response, and in fact, the rabbi answers him with sensitivity and a respectable amount of professionalism — he’s tentative but knowledgeable. Finally, they both sit back as 30 rabbinical students who have been observing their exchange lean in for discussion. Jeremy, who is actually a hired professional actor, takes a coffee break and watches the discussion heat up.