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Spreading Good News

By Beit T'shuvah

August 2, 2013 | 10:16 am

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

I am frustrated! I have been going back and forth about what to blog about this week. I read the papers and get upset that there is not more good news. If an... read on

  • Not All Jews Are Wealthy

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 31, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    With our son turning two this week, Sarah and I have begun to think about the years ahead and what they’ll look like for us, both personally and financially. One of the big questions marks, of course, is education. As two Jewish professionals, we hope to send... read on

  • My True Purpose

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 29, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    My True Purpose

    By Joan Praver/Board Member—Volunteer

    Sometimes, as I’ve aged, I’ve questioned whether I have made any contribution toward Tikkun Olam, improving the world.  Being asked to be on the Board of Beit T’Shuvah has given me the opportunity to touch the psyche of many... read on

  • Civil War for the Soul

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 26, 2013 | 11:21 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I have been engaged in a great civil war, most of my life. I call this a civil war because it is a war I fight, or give in to, each day inside of me. It is a war for and of my soul. It is a war for living decently and doing the next right thing. It is a war... read on

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  • Creative Writing at Beit T’Shuvah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 22, 2013 | 2:53 pm

    Conducting a particular variety of creative writing, in a group setting where everyone writes and reads his or her piece aloud, can act as a catharsis, particularly when they live in a rehab and have been requested to write something truthful and revealing about themselves.

    For... read on

  • Justice Is Not Always Moral

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 19, 2013 | 10:22 am

    By Harriet Rossetto

    The Zimmerman case has confronted us, once again, with a basic flaw in our judicial system. “Justice” is the result of what is legal, not what is moral. Due process is not to be tainted by issues of right and wrong—this is irrelevant! I heard Justice Anthony... read on

  • Making the National Personal

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 17, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    Yesterday was Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we recognize numerous tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people through the centuries. We are taught that the destruction of the Second Temple, which happened on this day, occurred... read on

  • Tisha B’Av and Restoration of the Norm

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 12, 2013 | 11:34 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am sitting here, at 2:58 a.m., and thinking about what I am going to blog about. It is a weekly exercise for me; I have ideas during the week and then they go out of my head. I ask my wife, Harriet Rossetto, for an idea and she offers suggestions, some of... read on

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