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Finding G-d in the Little Places

By Beit T'shuvah

May 20, 2013 | 10:49 am

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By Matt Shapiro

In the series finale for The Office, there were a number of moments that touched me (yes, I am someone who cries easily at movies and TV). The one I found most moving... read on

  • What I Learned From Shavuot All-Night Study

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 16, 2013 | 10:56 am

    By Inga Roizman

    I loved it. Two nights ago I was honored to see my coworkers, our residents, and other members of the community speak about what they need to learn most. I was struck by the vulnerability that each of them granted us with their lesson.

    Some discussions were... read on

  • The Best Way to Enact Change

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 13, 2013 | 5:45 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    I often want to reorganize.  Instead of being willing to work within a system, I’m frequently trying to find the ways that it could be better. This tendency has its positive aspects, but more frequently it leads to a pattern of me being dissatisfied with what... read on

  • Have the Courage to Stand Up For Others

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 10, 2013 | 11:11 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit at the computer this morning to write my weekly blog, I am unable to understand the swirl of thoughts that are going through my head. I am thinking about the women in Cleveland. I am thinking about a speaker we had at Beit T’Shuvah on Wednesday... read on

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  • DSM vs. Soul

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 8, 2013 | 7:47 pm

    By Inga Roizman

    The manual in which to diagnose mental illness is the DSM. If you don’t know, DSM stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. New “illnesses” are added every 10ish years as the culture’s atmosphere fluctuates.  While many of the diagnoses found in the text can... read on

  • Sports and Spirituality

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 6, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

     

    Despite living in Southern California for the better part of a decade, I still consider myself to be a Chicagoan. This is most clearly reflected in the sports teams I root for: Bears, White Sox and Bulls. I was thrilled that over the weekend, the Bulls... read on

  • The Interests of Others Have to be Our Concerns

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 3, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I just read an article in New York Magazine and I am terribly distressed. This article goes against everything that I believe Judaism stands for and is, a Hillul HaShem! The article talks about the Hassidic Communities of Western Rockland County, New York... read on

  • Love

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 1, 2013 | 8:58 pm

    By Inga Roizman

     

    I suppose I should introduce myself as this is my inaugural ‘Addicted to Redemption’ submission. My name is Inga Roizman; I’ve been a counselor at Beit T’Shuvah for a little more than a year and a former resident upon two separate occasions.

     

    On my first... read on

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