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Living Vulnerably

by Michael Welch

October 19, 2012 | 11:33 am

Since the dawn of my conscious self, I have been ruthlessly preoccupied with productivity. My father initially instilled the belief that being productive was paramount for success. As I... read on

  • Breaking News - Stop Bullying

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 16, 2012 | 11:34 am

    This morning, Harriet Rossetto, my wife and partner, was reading an article from the New York Times about the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Mix It Up At Lunch Day" designed to break up cliques and prevent bullying. The American Family Association, described as a conservative... read on

  • Who’s Worthy

    by Harriet Rossetto

    October 12, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    The house I opened 25 years ago was for “society’s throwaways.”  I know now more than ever… there is no such thing.  At the time it was very taboo to open a place like Beit T’Shuvah.  When I told people that I was going to create a home for Jewish convicts to live in after... read on

  • Never Throwing Anyone Away

    by Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    October 5, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    Nestled in the heart of Jerusalem, in a building constructed to remember those lost years ago, sits a man who has made it his mission to give people back their humanity.  Shai ben Yehuda is the Chief Archivist for Yad VaShem in Israel. My friend and teacher, Rabbi Edward Feinstein... read on

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  • We all need redemption

    by Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    September 28, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Recently I asked you to believe me that anyone can make good on their past, remember … I am the Spiritual Gangster. I am the Holy Thief. I am an ordained Rabbi and I am flawed. This Blog is about Redemption and it is about Truth. This week was Yom Kippur, a time for true reflection... read on

  • “Queen of the Misfits”… Ms. Harriet Rossetto

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 14, 2012 | 11:34 am

    "Beit T’Shuvah, “The House of Return”, is exactly that.  It is a community of lost souls looking to find themselves.  As a former resident, I am one of the thousands of individuals that found myself after many painful years of searching.  A community built on the allowance for... read on

  • Addicted to redemption

    by Rabbi Mark Borovitz, Head Rabbi at Beit T’Shuvah

    September 7, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    To introduce this blog, it’s important you meet and learn a bit about me.  I am Rabbi Mark Borovitz, and to my knowledge, I am the only ex-con, ordained Rabbi that addresses an audience comprised equally of convicts and congregants at the weekly Shabbat Services I lead. 

    I am... read on

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