And God Cre­at­ed Recov­ery: Jew­ish Wis­dom to Help You Break Free From Your Addic­tion Heal Your Wounds and Unleash Your Inner Freedom

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January 1, 2013

A pris­on­er can­not free them­selves from prison but depends on oth­ers to release them from their shack­les.” (Tal­mud Bera­chot 5b). All across the world, Jews are turn­ing to sex, drugs, alco­hol, pornog­ra­phy, overeat­ing, cig­a­rettes, gam­bling, and oth­er addic­tive behav­iors. Why do peo­ple become addicts? How can Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ties respond to those strug­gling with the dis­ease of addic­tion along with their fam­i­lies and friends? Too many of our young peo­ple are lost or wound­ed and our com­mu­nal response has often been to deny the very chal­lenges we face. 

And God Cre­at­ed Recov­ery blends time­less Jew­ish wis­dom with prin­ci­ples of recov­ery, spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, and the sci­ence of per­son­al achieve­ment, and is designed to help addicts and their loved ones find prac­ti­cal tools and inspi­ra­tion to get the help they need to move for­ward. Rab­bi Ilan Glaz­er has felt the pain of addic­tion per­son­al­ly. In And God Cre­at­ed Recov­ery, he shares insights and high­lights of his recov­ery path, with a Jew­ish look at each of the twelve steps of recov­ery, and helps us all find expe­ri­ence strength, hope, faith, joy, and a bet­ter life one day at a time, so that togeth­er we can free each oth­er from our shack­les and begin again.

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