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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... 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • The Price of Scoring Big

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 27, 2013 | 5:58 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    On Christmas Day, Harriet and I went to the movies, imagine that! We saw the movie “Wolf of Wall Street.” It was 3 hours of everything that is wrong with our country, our times and our lives. It is based on a true story and I was terribly upset and... read on

  • The Names We Give Ourselves

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 20, 2013 | 11:06 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Hi, my name is Mark and I am an Alcoholic/Criminal in Recovery, a Rabbi, a son, a brother, a father, a husband, a friend, an uncle, a cousin, and a nephew. I am starting this blog in this way because we begin a new Book of the Torah this week, Shemot. This... read on

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