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Cigarettes for the Psyche

By Beit T'shuvah

January 14, 2013 | 1:17 pm

By Yeshaia Blakeney

I am an ex-smoker.  When asked why I smoked cigarettes I had two basic answers, "I like dying slow", and "they give me something to look forward to" (hope).  The... read on

  • The Importance of Truth

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 11, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I was reading an article in last Saturday’s New York Times titled: No Religious Exemption when it comes to Abuse. In it, there were stories about different Religious Institutions, including Jewish places of Higher Learning, and the abuse that they “swept... read on

  • Jewish Education:  Where is God?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 10, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    By BTS Prevention

    As a program that is based in the principles of Jewish spirituality, Partners in Prevention mostly visits schools and camps of the Judaic persuasion. At these institutions, students are given the knowledge that comes with a rigorous secular education.   But... read on

  • Fixing Misperceptions with Communities

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 9, 2013 | 3:01 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    I am very attracted to the idea of a community. It is not something that I had when I was growing up, and when I was thrown into Beit T'Shuvah as a dope-sick, existentially disturbed 20-year-old, communal living didn't exactly seem like the answer to any of my... read on

  • Sex, Love, and Food

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 8, 2013 | 11:15 am

    By Michael Welch

    Let’s all do ourselves a favor and not deny the parallels between sex, food, and love. If you’re anything like me (and for health care’s sake, I hope you aren’t) the battle vacillates between mildly pleasant and unfortunately problematic. The following is a list... read on

  • Facebook and God

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 7, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    I started to write about G-d this morning but then decided I would write about Facebook.  Why not? Facebook probably has more followers, just kidding...kind of.  I don't like Facebook, so I don't really go on.  This creates only mild difficulty in my life, at... read on

  • Accepting Your Faults

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 6, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    By Josh Silver

    Growing up, I was one of those kids who always compared myself to others. No matter how hard I tried I never seemed to be quick enough, smart enough, tall enough, artistic enough. Really you can just fill in any adjective and I would have found someone that was... read on

  • Making the Right Decision

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 4, 2013 | 11:39 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am always called on to make decisions or reverse decisions that others have made. These experiences come from Staff, families, residents, potential residents, community members, colleagues, etc. I sometimes think about the line from "If I were a Rich... read on

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