Jewish Journal

  • Fifty Shades of Television

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 31, 2013 | 2:56 pm

    By Michael Soter

    There is an ancient myth that states that the act of reading is an enlightening experience.  Supposedly, the printed page expands the mind— whether it’s Socrates, the Bible, Ginsberg, or Stephanie Meyer.  If I were to try to pinpoint the moment in history when... read on

  • Can You Judge Someone Else’s Sobriety?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 30, 2013 | 3:37 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    I've touched briefly on this issue in the past, but it's something that I see very often today. As treatment professionals, we are forced to indulge ourselves in judgement by picking apart the pieces of our client's sobriety.

    It's controversial because... read on

  • 1-Part Cocaine, 1-Part Heroin, Part Ways Cut with Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 29, 2013 | 10:45 am

    By Michael Welch

    Enter the accelerator--benzoylmethylecgonine-- a continuation of invigoration. Expeditious-thought with sounds of reverberation and body left debilitated. It’s demonstrating an inability for any shot of stability. Psychosis! It’s perspiration due to locomotion... read on

  • Kim Kardashian and the Truth

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 28, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    The Beit T’Shuvah hallways have been an interesting place as of late.  What happens when you take a handful of addicts and give them each their own blog once a week?  Addicted to Redemption that’s what.  If you've been following the Beit T’Shuvah blog, you... read on

  • A Benefit of Recovery

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 27, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    By Rachel Goldman Neubauer

    I used to be a really jealous person.  I don’t know if that was my nature or if I was conditioned to be that way—growing up as a performer, it sort of seems that competition and jealousy would be things that go hand-in-hand.  Either way, I found it hard... read on

  • Redemption: The American Dream

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 25, 2013 | 11:02 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I have been reading the newspapers and watching some movies and I am struck by the dissonance between these two media outlets. In the news, we read about the City of Bell and how the leaders raped the city with no regard or remorse. Today I read about a... read on

  • A’s, ADD, and Adderall

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 24, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    By M. Alexander

    Last week, Michael Welch, my esteemed colleague and blog-writing rival, wrote about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  He claimed that people wear the label of OCD like a crown, but that the actual disorder is something much more sinister than the desire for... read on

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