Jewish Journal

Is Drug Addiction a Moral Issue?

by Yeshaia Blakeney

November 12, 2012 | 2:14 pm

Absolutely not! Well, kind of. The Rabbi at Beit T’Shuvah and I have a decade-long argument, which for the purposes of this blog, I'll label the Cwon’t (can’t/won’t) argument.  He... read on

  • Words That Resonate

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 11, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    Ms. Harriet Rossetto, the CEO and Founder of Beit T’Shuvah, has announced that she will be releasing her much-anticipated book, Sacred Housekeeping A Spiritual Memoir in early 2013.

    Below you will find an excerpt from the chapter The Fair is in Pomona in which Harriet directly... read on

  • Question Time With Kendl

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 10, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Kendl Ferencz is one of those indellible personalities that crop up through the process of recovery.  Her life today is unrecognizable to the one she was living up until a few years ago.  Kendl had been using drugs for years and had even relapsed during her first stay at Beit... read on

  • To Thine Own Self Be True

    by Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    November 9, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    The title of our Blog is Addicted to Redemption. To redeem means to buy back, to recover, to free from distress, etc. This week you have read blogs by different people associated with Beit T’Shuvah who have written about their experiences of being free from the distress of living... read on

  • Rehab is the New College

    by Doug Rosen

    November 8, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    By BTS Prevention

    Relatively recently—in terms of human history—young boys and girls were occupied from sunrise to sunset running through fields, gathering nuts and berries, and hunting for dinner.  By the time they hit the literal hay in the evening, they were exhausted.  They... read on

  • One Cell Phone At A Time

    by Ben Spielberg

    November 7, 2012 | 11:27 am

    There have been two events in my life in which I have found a phone.

    Four years ago, I was in line at a bagel shop. I was squirrelly and sweaty and my foot would not stop tapping. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a shiny BlackBerry sitting on the counter, unclaimed. I walked up... read on

  • Pitch Imperfect

    by Cantor Rachel Goldman Neubauer

    November 6, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    In my experience, Beit T’Shuvah is the sort of community where it’s hard to fit in unless you are either aware of or are in the process of becoming aware of your dark horses and battling them.  And no, those dark horses do NOT need to include alcoholism of some sort (hopefully you... read on

  • The Rappin’ Rabbi

    by Yeshaia Blakeney

    November 5, 2012 | 10:46 am

    I was one of a handful of people at Beit T’Shuvah asked to write a weekly blog from my perspective as a Jew in recovery.  This is the first shot, an introduction if you will.  Before I introduce myself, I want to speak about what this task brought up into my consciousness. I... read on

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