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Weather, Whether Or Not

By Beit T'shuvah

September 16, 2013 | 11:37 am

By Joan Praver—Board Member

At one time in my 65-year-old marriage, my husband and I moved cross-country from Baltimore, Maryland to Los Angeles, arriving on April 20, 1970. We had also... read on

  • From Teen to Twerk

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 29, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    By Nicole Goodman

    This week if you open your internet browser to any page you are most likely going to see something about Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. One side will say how trashy or tasteless her performance was and the other will talk about letting her be the sexual person she is.... read on

  • A Moment of Silence

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 20, 2013 | 11:54 am

    By Lance Wright

    The ability to sit and be silent with oneself is a gift. I just returned from a three-day spiritual retreat in the desert where I was again reminded of the gift of silence, apart from the hectic pace of everyday life. Sitting, listening to the wind blow through... read on

  • Not All Jews Are Wealthy

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 31, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    With our son turning two this week, Sarah and I have begun to think about the years ahead and what they’ll look like for us, both personally and financially. One of the big questions marks, of course, is education. As two Jewish professionals, we hope to send... read on

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  • Civil War for the Soul

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 26, 2013 | 11:21 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I have been engaged in a great civil war, most of my life. I call this a civil war because it is a war I fight, or give in to, each day inside of me. It is a war for and of my soul. It is a war for living decently and doing the next right thing. It is a war... read on

  • Creative Writing at Beit T’Shuvah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 22, 2013 | 2:53 pm

    Conducting a particular variety of creative writing, in a group setting where everyone writes and reads his or her piece aloud, can act as a catharsis, particularly when they live in a rehab and have been requested to write something truthful and revealing about themselves.

    For... read on

  • Justice Is Not Always Moral

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 19, 2013 | 10:22 am

    By Harriet Rossetto

    The Zimmerman case has confronted us, once again, with a basic flaw in our judicial system. “Justice” is the result of what is legal, not what is moral. Due process is not to be tainted by issues of right and wrong—this is irrelevant! I heard Justice Anthony... read on

  • Making the National Personal

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 17, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    Yesterday was Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we recognize numerous tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people through the centuries. We are taught that the destruction of the Second Temple, which happened on this day, occurred... read on

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