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You Can’t Say NO To Sacred Work

By Beit T'shuvah

April 5, 2013 | 11:12 am

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

I was speaking with one of the other Rabbi's at Beit T'Shuvah yesterday about a resident that he is seeing as a Spiritual Counselor and I suggested that he learn... read on

  • Saving Money and Saving Lives

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 4, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    By Michael Welch

    There is a new song out there dedicated to thrift shops, it’s catchy, has a nice rhythm and is an ode to the bargain shopper. I have recently taken interest in this small enclave of businesses where one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. If you’ve ever spoken... read on

  • Obama’s Big Brain Map

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 3, 2013 | 9:26 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    On Sunday, there was an article in the Los Angeles Times about a potential 10-year project proposed by the Obama Administration. In ten years, we could see fully detailed and clearly landscaped images and movies of a human brain in action. In ten years, we could... read on

  • Evergreening in Big Pharma

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 2, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    By M. Alexander

    Yesterday, India’s Supreme Court rejected Novartis’ patent application for the cancer drug Glivec.  You may ask, “Why is this important to discuss on a Jewish blog about redemption?”

    This case grabbed my attention because of allegations that the Swiss... read on

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  • Pros and Cons of Living on G-d’s Path

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 1, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    One of my favorite pieces in Torah is the timeless line, “I put before you a blessing and a curse, blessing if you obey the commandments a curse if you stray from the path and follow other G-ds...,"  G-d has given us options.  A choice, but the teacher has... read on

  • What am I a Slave to?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 29, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I hope everyone’s Seders were fulfilling—spiritually, emotionally and gastronomically! As I went through the Haggadah, I was struck by how many of us don’t take seriously the line: B’Chol Dor V’dor…. In every generation, each person is obligated to see... read on

  • Killing Children and Eating Matzah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 28, 2013 | 1:41 pm

    By M. Alexander

    Passover is one of the reasons I rejected Judaism.  How can a religion that claims to be a proponent of equality simultaneously have at its cornerstone of freedom the murder of children?  Instead of delving deeper, I turned away from Judaism as a holiday of... read on

  • Was Slavery Really That Bad?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 27, 2013 | 6:16 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

     

    During a Conservative Political Action Conference last month, an attendee presented a controversial view of African-American slavery. It went like this:

    K. Carl Smith: 10-20 years after Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery, he wrote a letter to his... read on

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