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  • Am I On the List?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 15, 2013 | 11:09 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Reading the front cover article of the Jewish Journal sparked a lively conversation between my wife, Harriet Rossetto, and myself. It also sparked an internal dialogue within me. What is our fascination with lists and how do we let them determine our own... read on

  • Little Boxes on the Hillside

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 14, 2013 | 10:28 am

    By M. Alexander

    Earlier this week, while running a Prevention group at a Hebrew School in the valley, we ran into a difficult dilemma when we split the group into boys and girls. The teacher fashions herself a progressive and decided that a split by gender was antiquated. What... read on

  • Peddling Drugs and Selling Sobriety

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 13, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    As I halfheartedly worked on a paper on Sunday night, an infomercial on Comedy Central piqued my interest. It was some type of advertisement for recovery. However, like most treatment centers flaunting late-night commercials, there was a catch. Turn To Help... read on

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  • Goodbye Soda…..Hello Bloomberg

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 12, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    By Michael Welch

    This week, I began writing my blog earlier than usual. If I don’t say so myself, it was a wonderfully executed critique, demonizing Michael Bloomberg’s misguided radical soda reform.  As I finished typing the last word of my searing expose, my news ticker mooted... read on

  • Doubting G-d’s Existence

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 11, 2013 | 2:06 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    I want to share a story about this very difficult concept we call belief, or faith. These are tough concepts. I'm not going to get into them fully now, I just want to share a story to illuminate some of these ideas.  So there's a game called stump the rabbi. ... read on

  • Technology as an Enslaver

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 8, 2013 | 10:25 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit here trying to think of a blog topic, I realize that I have been on email and using my iPad, my iPhone, listening to bells and whistles of my wife's Blackberry for so long, that I take it for granted. Harriet complains that I don't look at her... read on

  • Why Knowledge Isn’t Power

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 7, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    Ever since I was young, I knew that I was an intellectual. I loved to read. It gave me an outlet. As I progressed through school, I came to believe that knowledge could arm me, enable me to deal with the world. Somewhere along the lines, however, knowledge transformed from a noble... read on

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