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Seriously, Have a Little Fun

By Beit T'shuvah

December 4, 2012 | 12:40 pm

By Cantor Rachel Goldman Neubauer

 

To quote from one of my favorite movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive.” 

I take a lot of... read on

  • Rabbis Duke It Out

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 3, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    In this week’s Jewish Journal there is a heated exchange between Rabbi Daniel Gordis and Rabbi Sharon Brous.  If you look closely at their arguments you will see very important principled positions.  Rabbi Gordis speaks about the reality and necessity of... read on

  • The Myth of Jewish Addiction

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 2, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    By Harriet Rossetto


    When you think of a drug addict you probably picture that dirty, bearded man who harasses you for change outside of 7-Eleven.  Addicts are usually portrayed as the bottom level of society, people who steal, lie, and who should never be trusted.  Although... read on

  • The rabbi as exemplar of human struggle

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 30, 2012 | 11:28 am

    by Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    This week's blog is an example of a day in the life of Rabbi Mark Borovitz. Since I have been writing about redemption, I thought I would show how much it imbues my life and the lives of others. This is a compilation of a few different days.

    Here it is:

    ... read on
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  • Marijuana:  Gateway to What?

    by Michael Soter

    November 29, 2012 | 7:27 pm

    At every school we work with, without fail, somebody asks, “Is marijuana a gateway drug?”  As recent graduates from teenagedom, we grew up with police officers coming into our schools championing a Nancy Reagan “Just Say No” approach to drugs and alcohol—that if we tried marijuana,... read on

  • Digging Up History

    by Ben Spielberg

    November 28, 2012 | 10:57 am

    When I was younger, I had the annoying inclination to make a name for myself. I hated everyone (I still do, for the most part), but I wanted everyone to love me. I wanted my name to be heard of by everyone, my true personality known by few, and my externalities respected by all who... read on

  • The Fallacy of Misplacement

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 27, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    By Michael Welch

    How often have I misrepresented the truth with words? Abiding by commands--be them the commands of G-d or the commands of my fellow man--have not been good enough.

    When I'm asked to be “of service,” I find myself consistently molding the particular situation to... read on

  • Israel, what if the shoe was on the other foot?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 26, 2012 | 11:07 am

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    I hesitate to write about what’s going on in Israel.  It’s a fragile issue and words are powerful. I will tread respectfully and lightly. 

    I remember having a heated discussion with my sister about the Israeli Palestinian conflict, not long ago.  She, like... read on

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