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Demi Lovato’s Redemption

By Beit T'shuvah

February 28, 2013 | 1:14 pm

Photo credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com

By M. Alexander

Yesterday, I was speaking with a group of sixth graders at a Jewish day school in the valley.  We asked each student to name a person that they believe represents... read on

  • A Recovering Addicts Works Cited Page (in MLA Format)

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 27, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

     

    In the spirit of both midterms and novelty blogs (see my last blog}, I have compiled a bibliography of my life. In AA, we often hear people’s stories in a specific and usually linear fashion. What does your story look like objectively? Let us know in the... read on

  • Help Wanted

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 26, 2013 | 10:54 am

    By Michael Welch

    Our world, the Big Blue Marble containing existence, is looking for immediate support. It is with great trepidation that the direction of the globe’s movement is in question. This is not in reference to the counterclockwise spin. This is in reference to the... read on

  • Is Buddhism a Religion?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 25, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the west.  One of the features of this religion that can help to account for its growth is that many don't consider Buddhism a religion at all.  Is Buddhism a Religion?  Many would say it is not, as it is... read on

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  • Unmasking: The Purim Blog

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 24, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    By Rachel Goldman Neubauer

    Purim, as most of us know, is all about masks.  Esther hid her Jewish identity from King Ahashverosh, even after marriage, until revealing herself meant saving lives. 

    While I love being silly and dressing up in costume, there are certain things about... read on

  • Bureaucracies are the Antithesis to Redemption!

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 22, 2013 | 11:10 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Los Angeles lost a great personality this past week with the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss. What do bureaucracies and Dr. Buss have in common? NOTHING. Which is exactly my point. While I did not know Dr. Buss, I watched him, as did most Angelenos.

    Dr. Buss... read on

  • Homophobic Redemption in Pro Sports

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 21, 2013 | 10:23 am

    By M. Alexander

    Upon the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States in 2008, many claimed that this was the final indicator that our nation had moved beyond Plessy, Jim Crow, and Ole Miss—that we finally live in a post-racist nation.  Unfortunately, this is not... read on

  • A Timeline of Myself and Judaism

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 20, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    Age .2: I have just been circumcised for no apparent reason. A bearded man prayed to me. I cried throughout the night.

    Age 4: I have begun to notice that there are other people in this world known as “Christians.” My favorite television shows all have specials... read on

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