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The Highest Principle

by Rabbi Mark Borovitz

November 23, 2012 | 1:49 pm

The Torah teaches us to place principles over personalities. It tells us to help even our enemy if they are in dire straits. I believe in this principle because it is what allows for... read on

  • Stuffing Day

    by BTS Prevention Team

    November 22, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    Turkey, football, shopping, and judgment—these are the cornerstones of American Thanksgiving.  When relatives get together to celebrate and share gratitude, there typically exists an undercurrent of misguided judgment.  The day that should propagate assessment of character is... read on

  • Keeping It Simple

    by Ben Spielberg

    November 21, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    The mantras of Alcoholics Anonymous have always intrinsically conflicted with my belief system. The one that caused me the most stress was not about God, powerlessness, or any type of spiritual conditioning; rather, the mantra that, to this day, irks me to my core, is the infamous... read on

  • Happy T’Shuvahs-Giving

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 20, 2012 | 1:37 pm

    By Cantor Rachel Goldman Neubauer

    It’s hard to forget that Thanksgiving is this week.  I go to the supermarket and see pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING on display (yum), my favorite Thursday shows aren’t on this week, and I’m already being bombarded by Christmas decorations in the... read on

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  • Are Adults Just Children (But Worse)?

    by Yeshaia Blakeney

    November 19, 2012 | 11:08 am

    I came home after work and immediately got into it with my six-year-old daughter about not doing her homework.  She got upset, I got upset and we both went to our rooms.  Later she came to apologize, and I wouldn't accept her apology.  Three hours later I realized I was being... read on

  • It’s All In The Details

    by Harriet Rossetto

    November 18, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    Gracing us with the gift of her wisdom and honesty, Harriet Rossetto has given us a sneak peek into her book, Sacred Housekeeping, A Spiritual Memoir.  The official release will be in March of 2013. 

    Sacred Housekeeping…It’s All In The Details

    I hated routine for many years,... read on

  • 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 what is happening in Israel. While I have issues with the way the deterioration of peace talks,... 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

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