Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • 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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