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The Price of Scoring Big

By Beit T'shuvah

December 27, 2013 | 5:58 pm

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

On Christmas Day, Harriet and I went to the movies, imagine that! We saw the movie “Wolf of Wall Street.” It was 3 hours of everything that is wrong with our... read on

  • The Names We Give Ourselves

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 20, 2013 | 11:06 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Hi, my name is Mark and I am an Alcoholic/Criminal in Recovery, a Rabbi, a son, a brother, a father, a husband, a friend, an uncle, a cousin, and a nephew. I am starting this blog in this way because we begin a new Book of the Torah this week, Shemot. This... read on

  • Cleaning Up The Mess

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 13, 2013 | 11:50 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Life is messy! This truth is lost on most of us. Rabbi/Dr. Abraham Twerski teaches that all of us have a Jacob and an Esau inside of us. All of us have an animal instinct that searches for pleasure and a Divine instinct that reaches for connection and... read on

  • Ideas Don’t Die Unless We Let Them

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 6, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Last night, as we were getting ready to go to the White House for our first time and celebrate Hanukkah, we watched the news and found out that Nelson Mandela had died. It was/is a somber moment and, yet, not unexpected. Then this morning, on Facebook, I... read on

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  • Gratitude is a Verb

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 5, 2013 | 10:12 am

    By Nicole Goodman

    Every year at Thanksgiving dinner, my entire family goes around saying what they are grateful for. Year after year the same answers repeat themselves: family, friends, food, and roof over their head, etc. These are all things that I am continuously grateful for,... read on

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