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Doubting G-d’s Existence

By Beit T'shuvah

March 11, 2013 | 2:06 pm

By Yeshaia Blakeney

I want to share a story about this very difficult concept we call belief, or faith. These are tough concepts. I'm not going to get into them fully now, I just want... read on

  • Technology as an Enslaver

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 8, 2013 | 10:25 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit here trying to think of a blog topic, I realize that I have been on email and using my iPad, my iPhone, listening to bells and whistles of my wife's Blackberry for so long, that I take it for granted. Harriet complains that I don't look at her... read on

  • Why Knowledge Isn’t Power

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 7, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    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 could arm me, enable me to deal with the world. Somewhere along the lines, however, knowledge transformed from a noble... 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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