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  • Inner Disconnect

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 22, 2013 | 8:20 pm

    By Adam Siegel

    Whether one is struggling with addiction or not, living in various states of disconnection has become a hallmark of modern life. Disconnection from our Source leaves us feeling alienated, alone, and afraid. At Beit T’Shuvah, we work to help each other reconnect to... read on

  • The Insecurity of Freedom

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 19, 2013 | 11:53 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    What a week! I woke up to hear about the shoot out with the two suspects in the tragedy of the Boston Marathon. I am struck again by the insecurity of freedom that all of us face, yet most of us don't think about. "In a free society, some are guilty and all... read on

  • When Good Kids Do Bad Things

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 18, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    By M. Alexander

    It is no longer the dropouts and the burnouts that we have to worry about—on every high school campus, there will always be the reckless stoners who sit on the hill and avoid class.  But these students represent just a small fraction of each school.

    The kids who... read on

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  • Humanity Among Carnage: The Boston Marathon

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 16, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    By Michael Welch

    Whenever I hear about a tragedy, I ask myself, “What would I do if I witnessed it firsthand?” This is not as selfish as it may seem; I just want to know whether or not I am one of the courageous, kind, and humane people that I always hear about. What is going... read on

  • How to Define Spirituality Part 2

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 15, 2013 | 2:08 pm

    By Adam Siegel

    Last week, my colleague and friend Yeshaia Blakeney wrote about the challenge he frequently faces in trying to explain the nature of the spiritual counseling at Beit T’Shuvah (see How to Define Spirituality).  In fact, it’s apparently so challenging, that he... read on

  • Being Okay With Being

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 12, 2013 | 10:49 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit on the beach at Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida, I am struck by the beauty of Creation. My mind wanders, as it usually does, and I am caught up in the Awe, Wonder and beauty of life and living. Rabbi Heschel's admonishment to not take anything for... read on

  • The Real Apprentice

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 11, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    By Michael Welch

    I was watching a movie on Netflix (no Nyquil), and noticed that the premise of the movie had seemed foreign to me. 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered to be the greatest sushi chef in the world, paints and establishes perfection with his creation of sushi. What... read on

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