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Living an Examined Life

By Beit T'shuvah

February 14, 2014 | 12:57 pm

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

As I sit here, this morning, at my computer I am thinking about an article written in The Catholic Agitator by Dr. Cornel West about Dorothy Day, the founder of... read on

  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman—A Disease of Life and Death

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 7, 2014 | 11:56 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    The death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been widely spoken and written about. Aaron Sorkin wrote a beautiful piece, in my opinion, please read it. Mr. Hoffman's death has once again put addiction in the forefront of everyone's minds and, as Mr. Sorkin... read on

  • A Technical “Flaw”

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 3, 2014 | 2:03 pm

    By Joan Praver—Beit T’Shuvah Board Member

    Brooklyn Technical High School, at one time, put out qualifying exams to screen their applicants for admission. It primarily contained questions on math and vocabulary. One year, a question on the vocabulary portion was ignored by the... read on

  • The Freedom of Prayer and Religion

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 31, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I read an Op-Ed article by David Brooks this week in the New York Times where he quoted Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. This peeked my curiosity immediately. The article spoke about the legions of people who are people of faith yet not fundamentalists. This... read on

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  • Redemption vs. Dissatisfaction

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 24, 2014 | 11:02 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Sitting here this morning, I realize how much of my life I have spent dissatisfied. This is not to say I am not a happy person, I am! Yet, I realize that many times I am discouraged by life, by people, and by my own actions. I always look to Torah for... read on

  • Understanding the Work of Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 17, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am sitting in my office and thinking about this Blog. I realize that I write each week about a different news item and turn it towards Redemption. Today, I am writing about Redemption, itself.

    Redemption is defined as “getting/restoring something back.”... read on

  • Just Jewish: Redeeming Jewish Spirituality

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 10, 2014 | 11:30 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I have been thinking and talking about a new movement called Just Jewish! This movement is based on my personal and professional experience living a Jewish Life. My premise is that we all have different ways of living Jewishly and instead of being in... read on

  • Getting Ahead: The Jewish Obsession

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 3, 2014 | 3:14 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As Rob Eshman wrote about this week, the "Wolf" is a Jewish problem and we are not talking about it. Most of all, wanting to divert any and all conversations about personal habits and obligations away from looking at ourselves is the ultimate Hillul HaShem,... read on

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