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Rehab is the New College

by Doug Rosen

November 8, 2012 | 12:22 pm

By BTS Prevention

Relatively recently—in terms of human history—young boys and girls were occupied from sunrise to sunset running through fields, gathering nuts and berries, and hunting... read on

  • One Cell Phone At A Time

    by Ben Spielberg

    November 7, 2012 | 11:27 am

    There have been two events in my life in which I have found a phone.

    Four years ago, I was in line at a bagel shop. I was squirrelly and sweaty and my foot would not stop tapping. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a shiny BlackBerry sitting on the counter, unclaimed. I walked up... read on

  • Pitch Imperfect

    by Cantor Rachel Goldman Neubauer

    November 6, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    In my experience, Beit T’Shuvah is the sort of community where it’s hard to fit in unless you are either aware of or are in the process of becoming aware of your dark horses and battling them.  And no, those dark horses do NOT need to include alcoholism of some sort (hopefully you... read on

  • The Rappin’ Rabbi

    by Yeshaia Blakeney

    November 5, 2012 | 10:46 am

    I was one of a handful of people at Beit T’Shuvah asked to write a weekly blog from my perspective as a Jew in recovery.  This is the first shot, an introduction if you will.  Before I introduce myself, I want to speak about what this task brought up into my consciousness. I... read on

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  • A Convict’s Quest For Faith

    By Beit T'shuvah

    November 2, 2012 | 1:21 pm

    Russell Harrison is the perfect example of a simple truth—you can’t judge a man based on his past.  In fact, if you simply met Russell today it would be a near impossible task to guess at what his life had been like up until the past year.  Before he got to Beit T’Shuvah, Russell... read on

  • Message Received

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 26, 2012 | 3:21 pm

    Michael:
    Rabbi Mark is my messenger, and I hold him responsible. Responsible for the tremendous significance of his messages, and responsible for integrating the stories that contains hidden messages into my daily life.

    A messenger who cannot do as much may be unfit; a messenger... read on

  • Living Vulnerably

    by Michael Welch

    October 19, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Since the dawn of my conscious self, I have been ruthlessly preoccupied with productivity. My father initially instilled the belief that being productive was paramount for success. As I matured, I began asking myself questions; where did I finish today? Was I in the black or the... read on

  • Breaking News - Stop Bullying

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 16, 2012 | 11:34 am

    This morning, Harriet Rossetto, my wife and partner, was reading an article from the New York Times about the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Mix It Up At Lunch Day" designed to break up cliques and prevent bullying. The American Family Association, described as a conservative... read on

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This blog will be written to give our readers a sampling of our philosophy of recovery and to offer a behind-the-curtain look into the minds of the leaders of our community. ...

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