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Friday, August 14, 2020

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Beit T'shuvah

294 ARTICLES

A Both/And Solution to the Addiction Epidemic

I have been in the addiction recovery “business” for thirty years (before it was a business), and have stood in the middle, watching the...

Embracing the Broken in Our Communities

The one thing I surely know about myself and the Jews that I serve is that we are Americans.  Yes, we love baseball, apple...

Purim: Joy vs. Oblivion

By Rabbi Paul Steinberg “Rabbi,” they ask with concern and genuine curiosity, “there are synagogues, Chabad houses, and rabbis that are enticing our young people...

Shattering the False Image of Perfection

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz In reading about Brian Williams’ fall from Grace, I am reminded that we, as a society, need to make gods for/of...

Fighting Mendacity

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz Mendacity, Mendacity, Mendacity— the world worships at the feet of Mendacity! I am enraged and frustrated by the Mendacity that is...

Admitting Our Faults Out Loud

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz I am thinking about life, as usual. The difference is I am not obsessed with my life, rather, I am thinking...

The Power of Reconciliation; Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz This weekend is Martin Luther King weekend. It is also the weekend of our Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year...

Making A “New Year’s Resolution” Every Day

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz  Today is January 2 and many of us are going back to work after a day off. There are so many...

We MUST Abandon the Lies and Advocate for Truth!

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz, I am concerned! Each week I write about Redemption, each day I move one grain of sand closer to the redemption...

Rabbi Shulweis, Dear Friend and Advocate for the Soul

by Rabbi Mark Borovitz   I am Addicted to Redemption in a large part because of Rabbi Harold Shulweis, z”l. Rabbi Shulweis welcomed me into his...

Truth, Transparency, and the Senate

by Rabbi Mark Borovitz As I am sitting in my office this morning, I am thinking about the Senate Report on CIA torture tactics in...

My Doctor Dilemma

By Dr. Stacy Cohen, Clinical Director of Beit T'Shuvah When I was growing up, there seemed to be one simple rule, which basically became the...

Standing Up For Truth

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke) This statement haunts my very...

Who Are YOU?

By Rabbi Paul Steinberg “‘Who are YOU?’ said the Caterpillar... ‘I – I hardly know, Sir, just at present – at least I know who I...

Enough Is Enough: Fighting For The Soul of Our Country

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz As I ponder the events of the past two weeks, I am scared for the future of our country and our...

Combating Hatred: Honoring The Five Men Who Died in Jerusalem

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz I am sitting in the lounge at the Los Angeles Airport, on my way to Florida with my wife to help...

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

By Rabbi Mark Borovtiz Last night I was honored to be an attendee at the Premiere of Food Chains, a movie depicting the struggle of...

Hearing My Truth

By Tricia Nykin As I sit here and ponder the words that I choose to share today, I am reminded of an ongoing theme in...

Start Seeing The God-Image In Everyone

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz I was involved in an accident this past Wednesday. A car turned left at an intersection when I had the green...

Chaotic Coexistence

By Baila Drucker I I just returned from a short visit to Israel. I spent the entire week and a half in Jerusalem; doing little and...

A Recipe For Living Well

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of my Bar Mitzvah. It also marks the 26th anniversary of my release from Prison...

Ripples In The Pond: Turning Chaos Into Light

By Andy Besser For the first 36 years of my life I was pretty much running amok.  Without a plan for life, I was self-will...

Fighting To Count My Blessings

By Rabbi Mark Borovtiz I am overcome with Gratitude for my life. Sitting here at Starbucks, writing my Parsha and this blog has me thinking...

Admit One: Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

By Nicole Goodman   There are many cultural norms in our generation that are aimed to attack individuals. In the past, I believed that people who...

Here I Am. Where Are You?

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz As my first blog of the new year, 5775, I want to talk about hiding. For me, this is the original...

What’s Your Sukkah?

By Rabbi Paul Steinberg Jews argue.  It’s written into our history; it’s written into how we approach life.  Why is that? Well, Judaism wisely understands...

G’Mar Hatima Tova – We are SEALED in the BOOK OF GOOD!

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz Dear Community, It is with great Joy and Gratitude that I send this Yom Kippur Message. As I looked back at last year’s...

A Year of Gratitude: Shana Tova U’Metuka

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz As we approach this new year of 5775, I am grateful to everyone who, over this past year and years, has...

Committed to Being Perfectly Imperfect

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz As I sit here, in Bridgeport, Ct., getting ready for a weekend as a Scholar In Residence, I am in awe...

Accounting For The Soul

By Rabbi Mark Borovtiz Sitting here this morning, I see that in 12 days we will begin the High Holiday Season. I have not written...

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