Jewish Journal

A Moment of Silence

By Beit T'shuvah

August 20, 2013 | 11:54 am

By Lance Wright

The ability to sit and be silent with oneself is a gift. I just returned from a three-day spiritual retreat in the desert where I was again... More.

  • Choosing a Path

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 19, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    By Joan Praver—Board Member/Volunteer

    I try turning my motives into actions.  If a friend had advised me to consider becoming a teacher or social... More.

  • Our Living Debt to the Dead

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 16, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am on an airplane from Orlando, Florida to Los Angeles as I write this Blog. This is the month of Elul and I have been on a... More.

  • Deny Denial

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 15, 2013 | 10:34 am

    By Nicole Goodman

    “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect—and I don't live to be—but before you start pointing fingers...make... More.

  • Beauty and The Beast

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 14, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    By Dean Steinberg

    Heidi Klum and Seal. Donald Trump and his model wife. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Hugh Heffner and any wife he's ever had,... More.

  • Freedom in Forgiveness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 13, 2013 | 10:48 am

    By Lance Wright

    As I sit here before my computer, contemplating what to write, my thoughts drift to the value and meaning of freedom. Not too many... More.

  • The Smile I Usually Wear is Not False

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 12, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    By Joan Praver—Board Member

    The look on my face is not a façade. Sometimes I wish I could hide my true feelings but somehow over the years, much to my... More.

  • Kheshbon Nefesh—An Accounting of Myself

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 9, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    By David Mattis

    I am reminded that the Hebrew word "khet" - often translated as "sin" - should be rendered as "missing the mark." As the month of Elul... More.

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