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  • Giving Voice to the Voiceless

    By Beit T'shuvah

    2 weeks ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovtiz

    Last night I was honored to be an attendee at the Premiere of Food Chains, a movie depicting the struggle of Farm Workers to be recognized as human beings and be treated as human beings. The movie follows the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their “fight”... read on

  • Hearing My Truth

    By Beit T'shuvah

    2 weeks ago

    By Tricia Nykin

    As I sit here and ponder the words that I choose to share today, I am reminded of an ongoing theme in my life; do I give you truth or a story that slightly veers off that path, but may be more appealing?

    This past Saturday I organized the screening of a film at... read on

  • Start Seeing The God-Image In Everyone

    By Beit T'shuvah

    3 weeks ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I was involved in an accident this past Wednesday. A car turned left at an intersection when I had the green light. Thank God no one was hurt. We were all shaken up, the Police were called and the cars were towed away. What struck me was: NO ONE STOPPED!... read on

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  • Chaotic Coexistence

    By Beit T'shuvah

    3 weeks ago

    By Baila Drucker


    I I just returned from a short visit to Israel.

    I spent the entire week and a half in Jerusalem; doing little and just being. Jerusalem has always been more of a character and less of a place to me. She beats to the rhythm of my soul, and there, somehow, in... read on

  • A Recipe For Living Well

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 31, 2014 | 9:55 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of my Bar Mitzvah. It also marks the 26th anniversary of my release from Prison in Chino. So, it is truly a weekend of freedom, reflection and gratitude!

    As I think about the Torah Portion, I laugh at God’s sense of... read on

  • Ripples In The Pond: Turning Chaos Into Light

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 29, 2014 | 9:39 am

    By Andy Besser

    For the first 36 years of my life I was pretty much running amok.  Without a plan for life, I was self-will run wild, doing as I pleased and as I wanted without much real regard for the impact I was having on the world around me, especially on my friends and... read on

  • Fighting To Count My Blessings

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 24, 2014 | 10:30 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovtiz


    I am overcome with Gratitude for my life. Sitting here at Starbucks, writing my Parsha and this blog has me thinking of how Blessed I am. My ego goes from being less than—thinking that I am not deserving—to more than— thinking that I am supremely... read on

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