Jewish Journal

T’Shuvah in the Holy Land

By Beit T'shuvah

September 4, 2013 | 11:30 am

By Adam Siegel

T'Shuvah, both as an action and a process, is a topic we talk about year-round here at Beit T'Shuvah.  With the High Holy Days upon us, this topic tends to come to the... read on

  • Hidden Lessons

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 3, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    By Lance Wright

    Yesterday I attended a memorial for a past client who had fallen back into the struggle with his inner demons and sought relief through a substance. It was emotional to see the family’s grief and know that their loved one wouldn’t be coming home again. The priest... read on

  • From Teen to Twerk

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 29, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    By Nicole Goodman

    This week if you open your internet browser to any page you are most likely going to see something about Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. One side will say how trashy or tasteless her performance was and the other will talk about letting her be the sexual person she is.... read on

  • The Big Lie

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 28, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    By Dean Steinberg

    I find myself watching less and less television every day.  TV used to be the great available disconnect for me. Mind numbing escape into the wonderful world of the N.Y. Sex crimes unit, or experiencing who's getting wacked on whatever mob show or movie I'm... read on

  • The Still, Quiet Voice

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 27, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    By Lance Wright

    That voice which speaks to us from deep within our soul, the one that speaks the truth even when we don’t always listen, the one that after we’ve done or said something out of character has us saying to ourselves, “I knew better!” So many times throughout my life... read on

  • I Live My Life On Principles

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 26, 2013 | 11:34 am

    By Joan Praver—Board Member/Volunteer

    Losing my temper is usually rare but the cause for doing so is reliable.  Someone responding to me with sarcasm, an irritated look on his face, or someone giving me a patronizing answer or speaking to me like an authority with 'attitude,' can... read on

  • Remembering How I’m Oblivious

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 25, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    Working with people as a spiritual counselor, one of the most frequent exercises I encourage residents to do is to write a list of the things they're oblivious to. This is designed to get people to notice things in their lives to which they don't usually pay close... read on

  • Watching the Margins Disappear

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 23, 2013 | 10:10 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am still in awe from an experience I had this past week! On Wednesday evening, I had the honor and privilege of having a dialogue with Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries. Father G, as he is known to the homies, is a man of deep faith, deep... read on

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