“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.