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The Road Back Home

Modern and classic works offer roadmaps for the path of spiritual return.
Special to The Jewish Week
08/30/2010 - 20:00

Finding a theme for the newest YouTube video of the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP), “Soul Bigger,” should have been easy — the topic was Rosh HaShanah/Yom Kippur. But when the first version of the lyrics came out, we questioned whether the repeating motif of repentance sounded too much like a church revival meeting. However, we realized that teshuvah (repentance in Hebrew) is one of the most beautiful and spiritual concepts in Judaism, far more so than any fire-and-brimstone idea that the word “repent” may conjure up.

A Holocaust survivor discusses every human’s power of choice in this book about repentance.

Controversy Over Therapy For ‘Curing’ Homosexuals

Orthodox scientists’ group cancels, then reinstates, speaker on ‘reparative’ treatment as video surfaces.
07/26/2010 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A controversial treatment that is supposed to “cure” gays of their same-sex feelings — which has credence in parts of the Orthodox community — took another step toward respectability this week when it received apparent approval from a group of Orthodox scientists.

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