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Why Knowledge Isn’t Power

By Beit T'shuvah

March 7, 2013 | 1:24 pm

By Gavi Applebaum

Ever since I was young, I knew that I was an intellectual. I loved to read. It gave me an outlet. As I progressed through school, I came to believe that knowledge... read on

  • How to Write a Blog About Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 6, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

     

    1. Sit down. Nobody writes blogs standing up.

    2. Choose your writing instrument of choice. As I’ve grown up with computers, I prefer my laptop. Our elder writers are uncomfortable typing because they are reminded of the tiring berating of Mavis Beacon. They... read on

  • Addicted to Myself

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 5, 2013 | 11:22 am

    By Michael Welch

    If you’ve read my past blogs (and I’m certain you have) it is evident that I consider myself quite the esteemed columnist. I am admitting the self-indulgent spin that exists within my frenetic blogging. And yes, I think very highly of myself, so much so that I’ll... read on

  • A Poem for the Month

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 4, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    This month has been full of loss.  I wrote this poem in response.

    We dream of beginnings without endings, blessings without sorrow.  Life without time, a soft spiritual impression a divine secret dwelling in our hearts, a yearning for an eternity of... read on

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  • The “After-Oscar” Redemption Wrap Up

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 1, 2013 | 9:43 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Much has even said/written about Seth MacFarlane and his taste(?) in jokes. While it is easy to blame the host, the producers had the last word, so the anti-Semitic Ted and the tasteless way of making fun of others (there were no shanty Irish jokes were... read on

  • Demi Lovato’s Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 28, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    By M. Alexander

    Yesterday, I was speaking with a group of sixth graders at a Jewish day school in the valley.  We asked each student to name a person that they believe represents wholeness.  They responded with answers ranging from “Mom and Dad” to “Michael Jordan and Kobe... read on

  • A Recovering Addicts Works Cited Page (in MLA Format)

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 27, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

     

    In the spirit of both midterms and novelty blogs (see my last blog}, I have compiled a bibliography of my life. In AA, we often hear people’s stories in a specific and usually linear fashion. What does your story look like objectively? Let us know in the... read on

  • Help Wanted

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 26, 2013 | 10:54 am

    By Michael Welch

    Our world, the Big Blue Marble containing existence, is looking for immediate support. It is with great trepidation that the direction of the globe’s movement is in question. This is not in reference to the counterclockwise spin. This is in reference to the... read on

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