Jewish Journal

Taking G-d’s Side

By Beit T'shuvah

December 7, 2012 | 10:26 am

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

Continuing my "day in the life" and my struggles with being human: My entire Rabbinate is based on listening and being open to the souls of others. In order to do... read on

  • The Allegory of the Cliff

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 6, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    By BTS Prevention

    “But Mom, Johnny’s mom let him do it!”

    “If Johnny jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?”
    Does this conversation sound familiar?

    Since the dawn of Jewish parenting, The Allegory of the Cliff has been used to illustrate the hazards of peer pressure.  The... read on

  • Top 5 Logical Fallacies Drug Addicts Use

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 5, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    By Ben Spielberg


    When an addict is submerged in their drug, beverage, or behavior of choice, they tend to lose skill in terms of realistic reasoning. As a result, addicts tend to overcompensate by using faulty logic. The very same logical fallacies that Aristotle warned... read on

  • 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 things seriously.  I’m a Type A person that will drive my coworkers up the wall with my... 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
  • 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

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