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Choice in Difficulty

By Beit T'shuvah

February 17, 2013 | 11:23 am

By Rachel Goldman Neubauer

I spent much of my Shabbat thinking about our dearly departed Ira Skolky.  What plays through my head more than anything are little snippets from his... read on

  • Remembering Ira Skolky

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 15, 2013 | 11:35 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Redemption takes a community. This realization came to me this week in a very tragic, powerful way. One of our staff members, Ira Skolky, z"l, died from a massive stroke. It is a great loss to the Beit T’Shuvah community and to the greater Jewish and... read on

  • I Hate Sobriety

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 13, 2013 | 3:39 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    I hate sobriety. Let me rephrase, I hate the idea of sobriety. I don’t like the Styrofoam coffee cups and powdered creamer they have at AA meetings. I don’t like talking about my feelings to older men and women, watching their faces contort with judgment as I... read on

  • The Necessity of Relapse

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 12, 2013 | 11:26 am

    By Michael Welch

    If you’re looking into getting sober don’t look at the statistics. I also caution you against listening to the stats given on the other end of the phone when researching for help. The chances of staying sober within the first year are 1 in 5. Then there is... read on

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  • Truth, T’Shuvah, and Tzedek: 3 Principles to Live By

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 8, 2013 | 11:36 am

    I AM GUILTY! I have made mistakes, I forget to return calls, I have to reschedule appointments, and I don’t call my mother enough. I lose patience too quickly. I don’t rest enough some weeks so I am irritable and ‘fly off the handle.’ My anger is fierce and I am too demanding at... read on

  • Fifty Shades of Television

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 31, 2013 | 2:56 pm

    By Michael Soter

    There is an ancient myth that states that the act of reading is an enlightening experience.  Supposedly, the printed page expands the mind— whether it’s Socrates, the Bible, Ginsberg, or Stephanie Meyer.  If I were to try to pinpoint the moment in history when... read on

  • 1-Part Cocaine, 1-Part Heroin, Part Ways Cut with Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 29, 2013 | 10:45 am

    By Michael Welch

    Enter the accelerator--benzoylmethylecgonine-- a continuation of invigoration. Expeditious-thought with sounds of reverberation and body left debilitated. It’s demonstrating an inability for any shot of stability. Psychosis! It’s perspiration due to locomotion... read on

  • Kim Kardashian and the Truth

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 28, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    The Beit T’Shuvah hallways have been an interesting place as of late.  What happens when you take a handful of addicts and give them each their own blog once a week?  Addicted to Redemption that’s what.  If you've been following the Beit T’Shuvah blog, you... read on

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