Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery

Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery PDF Author: Kerry M. Olitzky
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234097
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 113
Book Description
It's for all people who would gain insight-and strength to heal-from Jewish tradition.

Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery

Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery PDF Author: Kerry M. Olitzky
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1879045095
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 120
Book Description
By presenting a Jewish perspective on The Twelve Steps and offering consolation, inspiration, and motivation towards recovery, this guide explains how the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are relevant for Jewish people as well as Christians. Afterword on "Where to Go for Help" by The JACS Foundation (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others). Illustrations by Maty Grunberg.

Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality

Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality PDF Author: Rabbi Paul Steinberg
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238084
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 176
Book Description
Claim the Spiritual Freedom That Waits Beyond the Suffering and Slavery of Addiction “One of the important similarities between AA and Jewish spirituality is the statement in Step 12, ‘to practice these principles in all our affairs....’ There is no dichotomy of sacred versus secular. Jewish spirituality applies to how we eat, sleep, work, socialize and recreate. There is nothing that is external to the relationship of human being to God.” —from the Foreword A major new Jewish contribution to 12-Step spirituality. This easy-to-read exploration from a Jewish perspective is the first comprehensive approach to successfully integrate classic Jewish spirituality with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other recovery resources. With clarity and passion, Rabbi Paul Steinberg masterfully weaves traditional Jewish wisdom with the experience, strength and hope of AA. He draws on Jewish resources—theological, psychological and ethical—that speak to the spiritual dimension of the disease, and shows how the principles of Jewish spiritual recovery directly align with those of the AA 12 Steps. Along the way, he courageously shares his own personal struggles with alcoholism and addiction in a way that will help others find guidance and a new life path—and stay on it.

Jewish Pastoral Care, 2nd Edition

Jewish Pastoral Care, 2nd Edition PDF Author: Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MA, BCC
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234275
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 528
Book Description


Inspired Jewish Leadership

Inspired Jewish Leadership PDF Author: Erica Brown
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580233619
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 230
Book Description
Drawing on the past and looking to the future, this practical guide provides the tools you need to work through important contemporary leadership issues. It takes a broad look at positions of leadership in the modern Jewish community and the qualities and skills you need in order to succeed in these positions. Real-life anecdotes, interviews, and dialogue stimulate thinking about board development, ethical leadership, conflict resolution, change management, and effective succession planning.

Repentance

Repentance PDF Author: Louis E. Newman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580237185
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 224
Book Description
An inspiring way to reclaim your integrity and renew your sense of moral purpose. "Like water, teshuvah is both destructive and creative. It dissolves the person you were but simultaneously provides the moisture you need to grow anew. It erodes the hard edges of your willfulness but also refreshens your spirit. It can turn the tallest barriers of moral blindness into rubble while it also gently nourishes the hidden seeds of hope buried deep in your soul. Teshuvah, like water, has the power both to wash away past sin and to shower you with the blessing of a new future, if only you trust it and allow yourself to be carried along in its current." --from Part VII In this candid and comprehensive probe into the nature of moral transgression and spiritual healing, Dr. Louis E. Newman examines both the practical and philosophical dimensions of teshuvah, Judaism's core religious-moral teaching on repentance, and its value for us--Jews and non-Jews alike--today. He exposes the inner logic of teshuvah as well as the beliefs about God and humankind that make it possible. He also charts the path of teshuvah, revealing to us how we can free ourselves from the burden of our own transgressions by: * Acknowledging our transgressions * Confessing * Feeling remorse * Apologizing * Making restitution * Soul reckoning * Avoiding sin when the next opportunity arises

Saying No and Letting Go

Saying No and Letting Go PDF Author: Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, Dhl
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580236707
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 192
Book Description
Draws on ancient and modern sources of Jewish wisdom to to help identify and hold onto the things that matter most in life while learning to let go of unimportant worries, activities, and conflicts.

Honey from the Rock

Honey from the Rock PDF Author: Lawrence Kushner
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580230733
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 176
Book Description
Quite simply, the easiest introduction to Jewish mysticism you can read. An insightful and absorbing introduction to the ten gates of Jewish mysticism and how it applies to daily life.

On the Chocolate Trail

On the Chocolate Trail PDF Author: Deborah R. Prinz
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234879
Category : Cooking
Languages : en
Pages : 237
Book Description
The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an aspect of Jewish history. Explore the surprising Jewish connections to chocolate in this historical and gastronomic adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and religions. Rabbi Deborah Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers of all backgrounds as she unwraps tales of Jews in the early chocolate trade to how Jewish values infuse chocolate today. She shows the intersections of Jews, pre-Columbians, Catholics and Protestants along the chocolate trail and the lasting rituals involving chocolate that the world¿s faith traditions still share. Tasty tidbits include: ¿ Chocolate making in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, home to the largest and wealthiest Jewish community of its time, was known as a special Jewish industry. ¿ Bayonne chocolate makers today advertise that Jews brought chocolate making to France. ¿ Chocolate Hanukkah gelt may have developed from St. Nicholas customs. ¿ Jews pioneered chocolate in North America as successful and well-known American colonial Jewish merchants such as Abraham Lopez and Nathan Simson traded cacao and manufactured chocolate. ¿ A born-again Christian businessman in the Midwest marketed his caramel chocolate bar as a ¿Noshy,¿ after the Yiddish word for ¿snack.¿ ¿ Jewish values of caring for the needy, pursuing economic justice, protecting the environment and promoting sustainability feed into the organic and fair trade chocolate businesses of today.

Mourning & Mitzvah

Mourning & Mitzvah PDF Author: Anne Brener
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580231136
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 259
Book Description
With more than sixty guided exercises, this updated practical guide weaves traditional Jewish teachings with modern professional sources to provide comfort to the bereaved. Original.