Jewish Journal

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, including the current one.  Have I got... read on

  • 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 years ago, I wondered what freedom would be like and if I would ever enjoy it again. I had become a slave to a lifestyle of drugs and... read on

  • 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 chagrin, I’ve become totally transparent.  I no longer can fake a smile, a frown, or tears.  How I react to my emotions is not an... read on

  • 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 has just begun, it is an opportunity for me, and everybody in fact, to prepare for Rosh Hashanah by doing kheshbon nefesh - an... read on

  • New Blogger Bio: Dean Steinberg

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 7, 2013 | 11:44 am

    Dean Steinberg has been working as a Counselor at Beit T’Shuvah for the past 4 years. In that time, he has distinguished himself as a caring, funny, and attentive member of our staff. Starting Next week, Dean will be one of our newest writers for this blog so we decided that you,... read on

  • Suppositions on Family

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 5, 2013 | 2:50 pm

    By Joan Praver--Board Member/Volunteer

    Volunteering your so-called abilities to try to help others makes you subject to a book you’ve never before opened. It’s almost like exposing yourself to a foreign language. In the beginning you become the student, who then becomes the... read on

  • 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 alien came down and listened to the news, the only impression is that things and people are in... 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

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