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A Decisive Tension

By Beit T'shuvah

April 25, 2014 | 2:41 pm

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

I have been thinking about how we live in the tension of the both/and rather than the either/or. Both/And is the state of recognizing the total reality, a way to... read on

  • Community of Healing

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 18, 2014 | 9:25 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Each month we receive the Catholic Agitator, the newspaper from The Catholic Worker, an organization started by Dorothy Day. The main articles always deal with some principle of being loyal to God or, in my words, Being on God's Side. This month was about... read on

  • Acharei Mot: Cleansing Past Misdeeds

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 11, 2014 | 11:39 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    My brother Neal called me this morning and suggested I write about a character from this week's Torah Portion. It is the "Ish Ati," the man who takes the goat for Azazel out to the wilderness. Since I didn't write about it in my weekly Torah Drash, I... read on

  • Where Has the Truth Gone?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 4, 2014 | 10:47 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    This past week I watched an interview with Dr./Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel recorded in 1972 with Carl Stern. Before I get into the content, I want to talk about the interview itself. Carl Stern was prepared and present. It was an interview that asked... read on

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  • Obligation To the Sick

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 21, 2014 | 11:32 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Harriet and I had to come to Florida this past Tuesday night. Harriet's mother called and asked that we come right away because she felt that she was going to die. We got here on Wednesday morning, after a Red-Eye and found her looking weak. Yet, she got it... read on

  • A Person of Depth: How Faith Makes Us Whole

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 14, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    In today’s New York Times Opinion Page, David Brooks writes a very good article on the Human Condition. He talks about the way current literature about being human adds a third dimension. He talks about a person with deep character having certain qualities.... read on

  • Seeing Yourself in Torah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 7, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    With the opening of our new space at 8847 Venice Blvd., I have been thinking about how I got to where I am in life from where I was some 26+ years ago. I was locked up for the 2nd time and all I had was a Prayer Book and a Chumash, a book with the entire... read on

  • A Fundamental Change: The Clash of New Ideas and Fundamentalism

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 28, 2014 | 11:40 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    What a week! Last Shabbat was the first one in our new space. This week we began to remodel our old space. Many changes! Yet, there are only two constants in my belief, God and change. For many people, this is problematic. Since none of us can fully know... read on

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