Jewish Journal

Living in the Present

By Beit T'shuvah

October 1, 2013 | 11:11 am

By Lance Wright

Living in the present can be so difficult at times with all the history and experiences of our past undergirding how we view life, both today in our current reality, and... read on

  • Meta Cognition

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 25, 2013 | 10:59 am

    By Dean Steinberg

    So last week the U.N. came out with their most comprehensive, declarative, and unwavering update on climate change ever. The basic message is that now there is IRREFUTABLE proof that the planet is headed for catastrophe. Done. Case closed.  Yet, as recent as... read on

  • Searching for the Divine

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 24, 2013 | 10:11 am

    By Lance Wright

    Earlier today as I was driving down Rossmore Avenue on my way to Hollywood for a speaking engagement. I was, and always have been, amazed at the beautiful homes and well maintained landscapes. Everything looks so perfect. The lawn, the trees, nice cars in the... read on

  • A Surprise Party

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 23, 2013 | 12:59 pm

    By Joan Praver—Volunteer/Board Member

    The high holidays are over for the year but I will take the memory of this Yom Kippur with me for years to come.  The singing of the choir was exceptional, the sermons inspiring, but the middle of the afternoon has always been dedicated to... read on

  • Passing Down the Torah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 22, 2013 | 5:34 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    At Kol Nidrei services for Beit T'Shuvah (which can still be viewed here, in case you haven't checked them out yet!), Rabbi Mark shared the thought that there are words within the Torah for each of us to learn and internalize for the coming year. Accordingly, he... read on

  • Joy in the Absence of Happiness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 20, 2013 | 10:30 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am basking in the Glow of the Holy Days! Services were amazing and the brilliance, depth and soulfulness of all the people who explained the prayers brought Joy to everyone. Joy is the theme this week. Sukkot is here and we say Moadim L'Simcha, therefore... read on

  • The Houston Hooknoses

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 19, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    By Nicole Goodman

    I’m currently taking a class on media, gender, and race and this week I was involved in a controversial topic we were discussing.  Our focus for the past few classes has been on Native Americans and how the media has portrayed them throughout history.  On... read on

  • Fantasy

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 18, 2013 | 11:36 am

    By Dean Steinberg

    I have recently begun increasing the size (and seemingly unattainability) of my fantasies. It appears that I have to make them unrealistic because the moment I get what I seek, I don't want it anymore. My presence on this earth, and the idea of my own mortality,... read on

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