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  • Honoring Our Mentors: Rabbi Edward Feinstein

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 26, 2013 | 11:47 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Last night I had the privilege of being with Rabbi Edward Feinstein at a dinner honoring his 20 years of service to and at Valley Beth Shalom Temple in Encino, California. Ed is my best friend and teacher, Rabbi and mentor. We have a special bond and it was... read on

  • Translating Ideas into Words

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 24, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    Despite all the propaganda, I never believed that drugs could harm my brain. The egg thrown on a frying pan commercial was too hyperbolic to be realistic, the old Peter Jennings-MDMA-brain-lesions theory was long debunked, and all the writers and musicians I... read on

  • Addiction, Prevention, and Spirituality

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 23, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    By M. Alexander

    Beit T’Shuvah has proven something to the world—that the integration of spirituality into the psyche can prove to be an effective intervention against a range of addictions and the malaise of the human spirit.  

    The next logical step is: if spirituality can be... read on

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  • Inner Disconnect

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 22, 2013 | 8:20 pm

    By Adam Siegel

    Whether one is struggling with addiction or not, living in various states of disconnection has become a hallmark of modern life. Disconnection from our Source leaves us feeling alienated, alone, and afraid. At Beit T’Shuvah, we work to help each other reconnect to... read on

  • The Insecurity of Freedom

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 19, 2013 | 11:53 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    What a week! I woke up to hear about the shoot out with the two suspects in the tragedy of the Boston Marathon. I am struck again by the insecurity of freedom that all of us face, yet most of us don't think about. "In a free society, some are guilty and all... read on

  • When Good Kids Do Bad Things

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 18, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    By M. Alexander

    It is no longer the dropouts and the burnouts that we have to worry about—on every high school campus, there will always be the reckless stoners who sit on the hill and avoid class.  But these students represent just a small fraction of each school.

    The kids who... read on

  • Humanity Among Carnage: The Boston Marathon

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 16, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    By Michael Welch

    Whenever I hear about a tragedy, I ask myself, “What would I do if I witnessed it firsthand?” This is not as selfish as it may seem; I just want to know whether or not I am one of the courageous, kind, and humane people that I always hear about. What is going... read on

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