Torah can help you recover your soulif you are willing to ask yourself the right questions.
"If the Torah is the all-encompassing moral compass that it claims to be, and I believe it to be so, then we can find anything in it, including the support needed for recovery…. In it are the remedies for all spiritual maladieswe just have to probe the text, dig deeply in it and drink of its life-giving waters."from the Foreword
In this soul-restoring resource, Rabbi Mark Borovitz combines his knowledge of Judaism and his experience as a leader in the field of recovery to help you find in the Five Books of Moses the deeper meaning, wisdom and guidance for living well in the moment.
For each Torah portion, he provides seven days of teachings and reflection questions to help you reconnect with your sacred self, discover solutions to life's challenges and to help you heal.
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About the Author
Rabbi Mark Borovitz has dedicated his life to helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. He is the senior rabbi and CEO of Beit T'Shuvah, the premier Jewish faith-based non-sectarian integrative residential recovery center in Los Angeles. A notable speaker at many seminars on spirituality and recovery, including CASA at Columbia University and Spirituality Day at Northwestern University, he has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, the Jewish Journal, the Wall Street Journal and Israel’s Haaretz. He was also invited by President George W. Bush to participate in a presidential roundtable on faith and recovery.
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, named one of the fifty leading rabbis in North America by Newsweek, is well known for his inspiring books that bring the Jewish wisdom tradition into everyday life. He is executive director of Big Tent Judaism, formerly Jewish Outreach Institute, and is author of many books on Jewish spirituality, healing and Jewish religious practice, including Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Big Tent Judaism Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for a Christian in a Jewish Interfaith Relationship; Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide to Dealing with Suffering; Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion; Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism & Other AddictionsDrugs, Food, Gambling, Sex...; Facing Cancer as a Family; Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom; 100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth and Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year and Recovery from Codependance: A Jewish Twelve Step Guide to Healing Your Soul. He is also coauthor of Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren; Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Renewed Each Day, Vol. OneGenesis and Exodus: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations; Renewed Each Day, Vol. TwoLeviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations Based on the Bible and coeditor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal (all Jewish Lights).
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is available to speak on the following topics:
- The Jewish Twelve Step Path to Healing and Recovery
- Sparks Beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Read on the Torah
- Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst
- How to Nurture Jewish Grandchildren Being Raised in an Interfaith Family
- Optimism for a Jewish Future
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Harriet Rossetto is the founder, CEO and clinical director of Beit T'Shuvah. She is the author of Sacred Housekeeping: A Spiritual Memoir.
Table of Contents
BereshitNoachLech L'chaVa-yeiraChayei SarahToledotVa-yetzeiVa-yishlachVa-yeishevMiketzVa-yigashVa-yechiShemotVa-eiraBoBeshalachYitroMishpatimTerumahTetzavehKi TisaVa-yakhelPekudeiVa-yikraTzavSheminiTazriaMetzoraAcharei MotKedoshimEmorBeharBechukotaiBemidbarNasoBehaalotechaShelach L’chaKorachChukatBalakPinchasMatot/Mas’eiDevarimVa-etchananEikevRe’eihShofetimKi TeitzeiKi TavoNitzavimVa-yelechHaazinu
My CovenantAfterwordThe Twelve Steps of Alcoholics AnonymousSecular Calendar of Torah Readings: 2016–2020GlossarySuggestions for Further Reading