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  • Hava Nagila (The Movie) Screening

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 19, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    By Michael Welch

    I absolutely love culture. I have always had appreciation for how things used to be and I often reminisce on how good I had it, or how good the generations before me had it. The ideas of Free love, peace, agriculture, founding fathers, and power of the people. I...

  • Why Knowledge Isn’t Power

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 7, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    By Gavi Applebaum

    Ever since I was young, I knew that I was an intellectual. I loved to read. It gave me an outlet. As I progressed through school, I came to believe that knowledge could arm me, enable me to deal with the world. Somewhere along the lines, however, knowledge...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Everyone is Suddenly Irish on March 17th!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 18, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Why does everyone become Irish on St. Patrick’s day?  Even the Jews.  When has it become a good thing for Jews to start drinking?  Have you ever seen Jewish people drink?  No, that’s because most of us can’t hold down our liquor, and its not pretty.

    I am definitely the “drinker” in...

  • Substance Abuse a Senior Problem, Too

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

     



    When Amy Kaplan heard about Betty (not her real name), a Jewish Family Service client in her early 70s who said she couldn't afford all of her medications, Kaplan suspected there was more to the story. Kaplan, a social worker and addiction specialist, visited Betty's...