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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... 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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  • The Case for Relevant Judaism

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 10, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    In Talmudic discourse, sometimes the phrase “mai nafka minah” comes up; roughly translated, this means, “what goes out from it?” As in, “this conversation is all well and good, but why does it matter?” This phrase came to mind for me in reading Rabbi Shmuly... read on

  • Sparking Innovation

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 5, 2013 | 10:45 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    What a week! There is the change of power in Egypt, Independence Day here and in Today's New York Times there is an article about Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos. I have some idea of how convoluted my brain must seem to put these three things together, yet I... read on

  • The Procrastination Blog

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 3, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    Yesterday, I had to write a tremendously difficult email to Josh, editor of this blog, and tell him I made a mistake. Not just any mistake, mind you, but a mistake born out of procrastination, a long-standing foe of mine. You see, my blog posts are supposed to go... read on

  • Struggling with Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    June 28, 2013 | 11:03 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Redemption is a very hard concept and action for most of us. One of the reasons is because it is not linear! Our minds believe that if we learn something, change something, then we are fixed and done. It will never happen again. Wrong! Redemption is a... read on

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