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War for the Soul of the World

By Beit T'shuvah

May 31, 2013 | 12:50 pm

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

I was reading the articles about Facebook taking down the "hate women" pages that get posted. I am angry and upset that it has taken so long for social media to... read on

  • The Power of Words

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 29, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    By Inga Roizman

    Not to be redundant, but there is so much power in words. We speak SO much; we don’t always know what we are saying. Carefully choosing the words we speak reflects mindfulness elevated to a high art...

    So much research has been done related to the power of... read on

  • We are Commanded to Care

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 24, 2013 | 11:11 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    What is going on? I am asking this question to myself and all of you as I sit here and read the newspaper. We had an election in Los Angeles and less than 20% of eligible voters participated! We seem to be unable to miss an opportunity to make a difference.... read on

  • Finding G-d in the Little Places

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 20, 2013 | 10:49 am

    By Matt Shapiro

    In the series finale for The Office, there were a number of moments that touched me (yes, I am someone who cries easily at movies and TV). The one I found most moving featured the resident office weirdo, Creed Bratton, toward the very end of the episode. He... read on

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  • The Purpose of Religion

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 17, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    My daughter, Heather, recommended a book to me and I have started to read it. It is called Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho and Margaret Jull Costa. As I have begun to read it, I found these two lines that struck me. “They don’t understand that... read on

  • What I Learned From Shavuot All-Night Study

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 16, 2013 | 10:56 am

    By Inga Roizman

    I loved it. Two nights ago I was honored to see my coworkers, our residents, and other members of the community speak about what they need to learn most. I was struck by the vulnerability that each of them granted us with their lesson.

    Some discussions were... read on

  • The Best Way to Enact Change

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 13, 2013 | 5:45 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    I often want to reorganize.  Instead of being willing to work within a system, I’m frequently trying to find the ways that it could be better. This tendency has its positive aspects, but more frequently it leads to a pattern of me being dissatisfied with what... read on

  • Have the Courage to Stand Up For Others

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 10, 2013 | 11:11 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit at the computer this morning to write my weekly blog, I am unable to understand the swirl of thoughts that are going through my head. I am thinking about the women in Cleveland. I am thinking about a speaker we had at Beit T’Shuvah on Wednesday... read on

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