Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky & Aaron Z.
Introduction by Rabbi Michael A. Signer
Afterword by JACS Foundation
Using a seven-day/weekly guide format, a recovering person and a spiritual leader who is reaching out to addicted people reflect on the traditional weekly Bible reading. They bring strong spiritual support for daily living and recovery from addictions of all kinds: alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling and sex. A profound sense of the spirit soars through their words and brings all people in Twelve Step recovery programs home to a rich and spiritually enlightening tradition.
This book is not just for Jewish people. It’s for all people who would gain strength to heal and insight from the Bible and the teachings of Jewish tradition.
“Meets a vital need; it offers a chance for people turning from alcoholism and addiction to renew their spirits and draw upon the Jewish tradition to guide and enrich their lives.”
—Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, President, Jewish Life Network
“Will benefit anyone familiar with a religion of the Book. Jews, Christians, Muslims…”
—Ernest Kurtz, author of Not-God: A History of Alcoholics
Anonymous and The Spirituality of Imperfection
“[This book will have] an enduring impact upon the faith community as it seeks to blend the wisdom of the ages represented in the tradition with the twelve steps to recovery and wholeness.”
—Robert H. Albers, Ph.D., Editor, Journal of Ministry in Addiction and Recovery
Aaron Z. is a recovering person who shares his personal insights and experiences with others who seek help. He is active in his synagogue and chairperson of his area’s JACS group (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others Foundation).
Rabbi Michael A. Signer is Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He also participates in a recovery program.
Tami Crystal and David Buchholz are Executive Director and President, respectively, of The JACS Foundation (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others) in New York City.
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