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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... 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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  • The Guilt of Success

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 22, 2013 | 10:18 am

    By Nicole Goodman

    “Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Grossman are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Dr. Jonathan Grossman.”

    Even before we, as Jews, learned to speak we were pressured by our parents and the Jewish community to be successful. The success is usually defined as a... read on

  • Did You Get The Memo?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 21, 2013 | 11:02 am

    By Dean Steinberg

    So, if all goes according to plan, in a few weeks I will no longer be just Dean, I will be Dr. Dean. So what, you ask? Lots of doctors bopping around town, I agree…but how many of them have five (yes five, that’s not a typo) d.u.i.'s under their belt. The only... read on

  • 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 reminded of the gift of silence, apart from the hectic pace of everyday life. Sitting, listening to the wind blow through... read on

  • 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 worker when I questioned what I planned to take in college, I would have laughed.  After trying to evaluate my tendencies or supposed... read on

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