Jewish Journal

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... 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

  • Addicted to the Cream Filling

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 17, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    By Nicole Goodman

    Recently there was a study done by the University of Connecticut College. They did a test on lab rats to see how addictive Oreos and other sweets could be. They found that the Oreos activated significantly more neurons than cocaine or morphine. So what does this... read on

  • Best Friends Man

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 16, 2013 | 11:47 am

    By Dean Steinberg

    Ok, I have figured it out. The age old question (all right maybe not a puzzle to many, but it was to me), why we love our dogs so much?  I had a bunch of time to think about this recently because my dog was the reason I gave up a free trip to Hawaii last week.... read on

  • My Morning Hello

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 14, 2013 | 11:49 am

    By Joan Praver—Beit T’Shuvah Board Member

    One of the best ways to exercise, that needs no expensive trainer, is getting up early to go for a fast walk. Though I play golf and do yoga, I get something more than aerobics from a brisk walk. We live on the Wilshire corridor and I... read on

  • Stop Buying In. Start Choosing Life.

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 11, 2013 | 11:03 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    We have choices each day, each moment, etc. and I am always in wonder as to the ways we make choices. I am thinking about this in relation to my life, current events and the story of Abraham. We are not Tabla Rasa, blank slates. We are each made up of our... read on

  • ‘Til Death Do Us Part

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 10, 2013 | 11:16 am

    By Dean Steinberg

    Recently I have been having an onslaught of couples in my private practice entering therapy primarily because they say they "can't communicate." As they go on to report their behavior and actions with one another, it turns out that they are communicating... read on

  • A Story of Healing

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 8, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    By Lance Wright/Anonymous

    This week’s blog is about being open to reconnecting with the Creator, our loved ones, and finding healing through being open to change. A member of the BTS community shared with me a powerful story of healing and the blessing it has been in her life.... read on

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