Jewish Journal

Welcome to the Real World.

By Beit T'shuvah

January 19, 2013 | 8:05 pm

By Rachel Goldman Neubauer

I had a discussion with a rabbi this past week that really had me appreciating the Beit T’Shuvah community even more than usual. 

He was describing to... read on

  • How Many People Really Believe in Redemption?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 18, 2013 | 10:39 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    The problem with Redemption is that most people don't believe in it! I watch and participate with people all day, each day and I am amazed that, while most people give lip service to the idea of Redemption, very few believe they and/or others can achieve... read on

  • Sex, Drugs, and other Blogs

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 17, 2013 | 11:31 am

    By M. Alexander

    I was recently looking through the analytics on the “Addicted to Redemption” blog and noticed some interesting statistics.  One would think that the most popular blogs on the Jewish Journal would be about Torah, Israel, and the state of modern morality—but this... read on

  • Do You Suffer From SJD?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 16, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    I was sitting in class yesterday, and the teacher asked us what we thought future utopian and dystopian ideals would look like. As my new classmate began to speak, I began to hate him proportionally with the amount of words he said (for the record, that's around... read on

  • The Reality of OCD

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 15, 2013 | 11:32 am

    By Michael Welch


    The level of ignorance that exists around Obsessive Compulsive Disorder astonishes me. If you are wondering whether or not you possess this anxiety disorder that consists of a repetition of feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and ideas that compel immediate... read on

  • 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 first was a rebellious embrace of my finite existence; the second was a mock faith.  I could have... 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

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