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  • A Year of Gratitude: Shana Tova U’Metuka

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 24, 2014 | 10:55 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As we approach this new year of 5775, I am grateful to everyone who, over this past year and years, has helped me on my journey with words and acts of loving-kindness. These have taken the form of encouragement, kudos, criticisms, and rebukes. All have... read on

  • Committed to Being Perfectly Imperfect

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 19, 2014 | 10:34 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit here, in Bridgeport, Ct., getting ready for a weekend as a Scholar In Residence, I am in awe of where my life is today. I laugh at and pinch myself every day, realizing how awesome and crazy my life is. I get to hang out with smart, deep people; I... read on

  • Accounting For The Soul

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 12, 2014 | 2:29 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovtiz

    Sitting here this morning, I see that in 12 days we will begin the High Holiday Season. I have not written a word of a sermon nor have I completed my Chesbon HaNefesh. I am in trembling fear and awe of these next 12-22 days!

    I am guilty, as our liturgy... read on

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  • Asking For My Own Forgiveness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 5, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    It is another one of those nights! I woke up after 4 hours of sleep and could not go back to sleep. My mind started racing and I just now figured out why: I am in the middle of my Inventory for Yom Kippur. I have a form that looks at how I take actions that... read on

  • A New Way of Seeing

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 29, 2014 | 10:21 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    It is 3:12am on Friday, August 29, 2014. I have been awake for over an hour. I’m not sure if I can go back to sleep, so I am writing my Blog.

    It has been an interesting, exciting, terrifying, and introspective month. I have had Cataract Surgery in both... read on

  • A New Way of Seeing

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 29, 2014 | 10:21 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    It is 3:12am on Friday, August 29, 2014. I have been awake for over an hour. I’m not sure if I can go back to sleep, so I am writing my Blog.

    It has been an interesting, exciting, terrifying, and introspective month. I have had Cataract Surgery in both... read on

  • Recovering Judaism And Living Kosher

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 22, 2014 | 1:50 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    WHAT IS FITTING AND PROPER?

    This question haunts me each day, each week, each month and each year. It is especially present today as I reviewed the Weekly Torah Portion and read about Kashrut.

    Kashrut is usually associated with food and, in my search... read on

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