Jewish Journal

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... read on

  • Remembering Ira Skolky

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 15, 2013 | 11:35 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Redemption takes a community. This realization came to me this week in a very tragic, powerful way. One of our staff members, Ira Skolky, z"l, died from a massive stroke. It is a great loss to the Beit T’Shuvah community and to the greater Jewish and... read on

  • There’s More Than One Wall at the Western Wall

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 14, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    By M. Alexander

    A few days ago, 10 women were arrested in Israel.  Their crime?—wearing talits at the Western Wall.  I understand that traditional Jewish factions forbid this practice, and Israel must hold fast to its Jewish identity if it is to survive in the Middle East and... read on

  • I Hate Sobriety

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 13, 2013 | 3:39 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    I hate sobriety. Let me rephrase, I hate the idea of sobriety. I don’t like the Styrofoam coffee cups and powdered creamer they have at AA meetings. I don’t like talking about my feelings to older men and women, watching their faces contort with judgment as I... read on

  • The Necessity of Relapse

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 12, 2013 | 11:26 am

    By Michael Welch

    If you’re looking into getting sober don’t look at the statistics. I also caution you against listening to the stats given on the other end of the phone when researching for help. The chances of staying sober within the first year are 1 in 5. Then there is... read on

  • Truth, T’Shuvah, and Tzedek: 3 Principles to Live By

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 8, 2013 | 11:36 am

    I AM GUILTY! I have made mistakes, I forget to return calls, I have to reschedule appointments, and I don’t call my mother enough. I lose patience too quickly. I don’t rest enough some weeks so I am irritable and ‘fly off the handle.’ My anger is fierce and I am too demanding at... read on

  • I Don’t Go To That Many Meetings

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 7, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    By M. Alexander

    One of our blogs from last week entitled, “Can you judge other people’s sobriety?” got me thinking about how my own sobriety is judged by others.

    Those devoted to Alcoholics Anonymous ask me a variety of questions. They ask how many meetings I’ve been to this... read on

  • Can you reach your peak potential?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 6, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    By Ben Spielberg


    In my line of work, I deal with potentialities on a daily basis. When clients are admitted to inpatient care at Beit T’Shuvah, the staff as a whole assesses each client’s potential for sobriety. We assess whether or not they can internalize our words; we... read on

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