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Is Buddhism a Religion?

By Beit T'shuvah

February 25, 2013 | 2:00 pm

By Yeshaia Blakeney

Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the west.  One of the features of this religion that can help to account for its growth is that many don't... read on

  • Unmasking: The Purim Blog

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 24, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    By Rachel Goldman Neubauer

    Purim, as most of us know, is all about masks.  Esther hid her Jewish identity from King Ahashverosh, even after marriage, until revealing herself meant saving lives. 

    While I love being silly and dressing up in costume, there are certain things about... read on

  • Bureaucracies are the Antithesis to Redemption!

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 22, 2013 | 11:10 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Los Angeles lost a great personality this past week with the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss. What do bureaucracies and Dr. Buss have in common? NOTHING. Which is exactly my point. While I did not know Dr. Buss, I watched him, as did most Angelenos.

    Dr. Buss... read on

  • Homophobic Redemption in Pro Sports

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 21, 2013 | 10:23 am

    By M. Alexander

    Upon the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States in 2008, many claimed that this was the final indicator that our nation had moved beyond Plessy, Jim Crow, and Ole Miss—that we finally live in a post-racist nation.  Unfortunately, this is not... read on

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  • A Timeline of Myself and Judaism

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 20, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    Age .2: I have just been circumcised for no apparent reason. A bearded man prayed to me. I cried throughout the night.

    Age 4: I have begun to notice that there are other people in this world known as “Christians.” My favorite television shows all have specials... read on

  • Broken Blog about Brokenness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 19, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    By Michael Welch

    I believe where I’m the most tortured is through my brokenness. It’s the concrete regions of where I exist. All-in or all-out. If I’m dieting, I’m eating 500 or less calories a day while exercising to the point of exhaustion, if I’m eating unhealthily I’m... read on

  • Harmony in the Universe

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 18, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    I woke up this morning thinking about creation.  There were several aspects to this thought.  One is the formation and creation of light and darkness.  The other is this idea of harmony.  I'll start with the second and move to the first.  What is so amazing,... read on

  • Choice in Difficulty

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 17, 2013 | 11:23 am

    By Rachel Goldman Neubauer

    I spent much of my Shabbat thinking about our dearly departed Ira Skolky.  What plays through my head more than anything are little snippets from his funeral.  Death in our community, like any other community, is never easy.  By the same token, though,... read on

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