Jewish Holidays, Rituals & Texts
Finding Wisdom and Comfort from Judaism
In these blog posts, authors explore the connections they’ve made and insights they’ve gained from Jewish holidays, rituals, and texts in helping to better understand addiction and support recovery.
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How a powerful Torah quote from Deuteronomy helps one man make sense of his past struggles with substance use disorder and informs his recovery.
A young mom shares her recovery journey, drawing parallels between Judaism, harm reduction, and why it is essential to respect multiple paths for gaining and maintaining sobriety.
One woman’s powerful story of conversion, recovery, and finding true belonging in the Jewish community on Tisha B’Av.
Insights on the spiritual side of addiction and overcoming the challenge of filling the void.
Why does alcohol play such an outsized role in Purim? Digging deeper, what do our texts have to say about this and is there a more meaningful way to celebrate the holiday?
Hanukkah and recovery show us how embracing our whole selves can help us find our light within and use it to illuminate the world.
In so many ways, the story and rituals of Chanukah profoundly inspire and connect to the recovery journey.
What does it truly mean to be free? We can learn so much from people working a Twelve Step recovery program about how to deepen our Pesach experience to find life-changing freedom.
The High Holy Days, with their themes of forgiveness and teshuvah, provide powerful wisdom and inspiration for healing relationships in families affected by substance use disorder.
How our ancestors and history of wandering the wilderness can support growth and recovery, and reframe our attitudes toward mental health and substance use disorder.
Addiction is a Jewish issue. We’re working to address it.