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Obligation To the Sick

By Beit T'shuvah

March 21, 2014 | 11:32 am

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

Harriet and I had to come to Florida this past Tuesday night. Harriet's mother called and asked that we come right away because she felt that she was going to... read on

  • A Person of Depth: How Faith Makes Us Whole

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 14, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    In today’s New York Times Opinion Page, David Brooks writes a very good article on the Human Condition. He talks about the way current literature about being human adds a third dimension. He talks about a person with deep character having certain qualities.... read on

  • Seeing Yourself in Torah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 7, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    With the opening of our new space at 8847 Venice Blvd., I have been thinking about how I got to where I am in life from where I was some 26+ years ago. I was locked up for the 2nd time and all I had was a Prayer Book and a Chumash, a book with the entire... read on

  • A Fundamental Change: The Clash of New Ideas and Fundamentalism

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 28, 2014 | 11:40 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    What a week! Last Shabbat was the first one in our new space. This week we began to remodel our old space. Many changes! Yet, there are only two constants in my belief, God and change. For many people, this is problematic. Since none of us can fully know... read on

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  • Living an Examined Life

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 14, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit here, this morning, at my computer I am thinking about an article written in The Catholic Agitator by Dr. Cornel West about Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker. Dorothy Day is a hero of my wife, Harriet Rossetto and an extraordinary... read on

  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman—A Disease of Life and Death

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 7, 2014 | 11:56 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    The death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been widely spoken and written about. Aaron Sorkin wrote a beautiful piece, in my opinion, please read it. Mr. Hoffman's death has once again put addiction in the forefront of everyone's minds and, as Mr. Sorkin... read on

  • A Technical “Flaw”

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 3, 2014 | 2:03 pm

    By Joan Praver—Beit T’Shuvah Board Member

    Brooklyn Technical High School, at one time, put out qualifying exams to screen their applicants for admission. It primarily contained questions on math and vocabulary. One year, a question on the vocabulary portion was ignored by the... read on

  • The Freedom of Prayer and Religion

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 31, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I read an Op-Ed article by David Brooks this week in the New York Times where he quoted Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. This peeked my curiosity immediately. The article spoke about the legions of people who are people of faith yet not fundamentalists. This... read on

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