Jewish Journal

The Human Concern

by Rabbi Mark Borovitz

November 16, 2012 | 11:33 am

I am struck this week with 2 events, one global and the other personal. Remember, as I think and write about these events, I am Addicted to Redemption.

The global event, of course, is... read on

  • It Was A Safer World

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 15, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    By BTS Prevention

    “Is it safe?”—This oft-quoted line from Marathon Man is one that is being issued not by Nazi Doctor Christian Szell, but by parents throughout the country.  Our fear-based society propagates the containment of middle and upper-class children into a bubble of... read on

  • On Selling Out

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 14, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    When I was younger, I would pride myself in my rebellion. In high school, I would habitually leave class and venture off campus. On the weekends, I would stay in bed for as long as humanly possible. I would hook up distortion pedals to my bass, play only songs in... read on

  • Emotional Technology or Modern Day Lobotomy

    by Michael Welch

    November 13, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Taking care of ourselves and the practice of emotional maintenance has evolved into far more than what our Ten Commandments originated as.

    When Moses and the Israelites first faced G-d's covenant, they were both terrified and obedient.

    I generally have the opposite reaction... read on

  • Is Drug Addiction a Moral Issue?

    by Yeshaia Blakeney

    November 12, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    Absolutely not! Well, kind of. The Rabbi at Beit T’Shuvah and I have a decade-long argument, which for the purposes of this blog, I'll label the Cwon’t (can’t/won’t) argument.  He believes (in general) that people willingly won't change. I have always said that if they could they... read on

  • Words That Resonate

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 11, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    Ms. Harriet Rossetto, the CEO and Founder of Beit T’Shuvah, has announced that she will be releasing her much-anticipated book, Sacred Housekeeping A Spiritual Memoir in early 2013.

    Below you will find an excerpt from the chapter The Fair is in Pomona in which Harriet directly... read on

  • Question Time With Kendl

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 10, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Kendl Ferencz is one of those indellible personalities that crop up through the process of recovery.  Her life today is unrecognizable to the one she was living up until a few years ago.  Kendl had been using drugs for years and had even relapsed during her first stay at Beit... read on

  • To Thine Own Self Be True

    by Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    November 9, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    The title of our Blog is Addicted to Redemption. To redeem means to buy back, to recover, to free from distress, etc. This week you have read blogs by different people associated with Beit T’Shuvah who have written about their experiences of being free from the distress of living... read on

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