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  • Have Halloween Costumes Gone Too Far?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 31, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    By Nicole Goodman

    “In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”
    —Cady from Mean Girls

    Why is it... read on

  • We Cannot Always Be In Charge

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 30, 2013 | 11:26 am

    By Joan Praver—Beit T’Shuvah Board/Volunteer

    By the time I reached my current age, I had more than enough clues to tell me that we do not control our own mortality. We will all expire eventually, yet suddenly I’m aware that almost every week lately, someone calls on the phone or... read on

  • Drugs in Society’s Youth

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 29, 2013 | 9:51 am

    By Lance Wright

    Yesterday afternoon I had the honor of speaking at a local High School with a few others and I was overwhelmed by some of the responses I received.

    Some of the teachers were discussing student behaviors and such prior to the assembly. Teachers expressed concern... read on

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  • Which Type of Loyal Are You?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 25, 2013 | 9:33 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I was reading a blog by Seth Godin this morning about Loyalty and it got me thinking. He named 2 types of loyalty: one to convenience and one, he calls, "I'm in it for the long haul." There is a third kind as well, I believe, loyalty to personality and a... read on

  • What Next

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 23, 2013 | 4:01 pm

    By Dean Steinberg

    So here I am, a Doctor: the thing I have been working on for a good seven years. Actually I finished classes right on time (albeit a short leave of absence to do some prison time, but I'm sure that’s fairly common in the doctoral student body across various... read on

  • My Parents Wanted the Best

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 21, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    By Joan Praver—Beit T’Shuvah Board Member

    My parents are long gone and I have considered myself an independent ‘orphan’ since 1985. The main guide to how I have existed comes from my husband. Most of the time we agree or disagree, but there have been enough mutual decisions to... read on

  • Lift Up Your Eyes and See

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 18, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    The Bible has a phrase: "Lift up your eyes and see" and other variations on this theme. In the Torah this week, Abraham "lifted up his eyes and saw" three men standing over him/near him. I have been thinking about this idea and how many of us forget to do... read on

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