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Evergreening in Big Pharma

By Beit T'shuvah

April 2, 2013 | 1:43 pm

By M. Alexander

Yesterday, India’s Supreme Court rejected Novartis’ patent application for the cancer drug Glivec.  You may ask, “Why is this important to discuss on a Jewish blog about... read on

  • Pros and Cons of Living on G-d’s Path

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 1, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    One of my favorite pieces in Torah is the timeless line, “I put before you a blessing and a curse, blessing if you obey the commandments a curse if you stray from the path and follow other G-ds...,"  G-d has given us options.  A choice, but the teacher has... read on

  • What am I a Slave to?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 29, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I hope everyone’s Seders were fulfilling—spiritually, emotionally and gastronomically! As I went through the Haggadah, I was struck by how many of us don’t take seriously the line: B’Chol Dor V’dor…. In every generation, each person is obligated to see... read on

  • Killing Children and Eating Matzah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 28, 2013 | 1:41 pm

    By M. Alexander

    Passover is one of the reasons I rejected Judaism.  How can a religion that claims to be a proponent of equality simultaneously have at its cornerstone of freedom the murder of children?  Instead of delving deeper, I turned away from Judaism as a holiday of... read on

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  • Was Slavery Really That Bad?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 27, 2013 | 6:16 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

     

    During a Conservative Political Action Conference last month, an attendee presented a controversial view of African-American slavery. It went like this:

    K. Carl Smith: 10-20 years after Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery, he wrote a letter to his... read on

  • Is the Exodus Narrative Really That Good?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 25, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    So today while thinking about what I wanted to write about Passover, this unholy thought popped in my head.  Is the Exodus story even a good story?  I know it must be because it’s the most powerful, climactic, sweeping narrative in all of Torah, but I couldn’t... read on

  • Celebrating our Liberation

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 22, 2013 | 11:36 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Last night, I went to a screening of Hava Nagila, the Movie put on by Beit T'Shuvah. On Monday night, we are celebrating Pesach, our liberation from Egypt. What do these two things have in common? I think a lot!

    Hava Nagila, the Movie does an amazing job... read on

  • A Teacher’s Mistake

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 21, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    By M. Alexander

    In any job, no matter how passion-infused it may be, work can sometimes begin to feel monotonous.  Though I usually love my job, I am certainly not exempt from fleeting thoughts of pointlessness. But every time these thoughts begin to achieve any clout, something... read on

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