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Recovery Journeys

Recovery Journeys and the Role of Judaism

Every recovery journey is as unique as the individual who embarks on it. Here, authors share their personal experiences with finding their way to and through recovery, and the role Judaism played in their journeys.

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Being Open: An Antidote to Shame and an Act of Service

Being Open: An Antidote to Shame and an Act of Service

by Fay Zenoff

December 2020

A courageous story of one woman’s journey through the denial of alcoholism to confronting shame in recovery, and how her openness has helped others find hope and healing.

Rediscovering my Jewish Identity Sober

Rediscovering my Jewish Identity Sober

by Rachel Kessler, LCDC

August 2020

How a very special Birthright trip to Israel brought together Judaism and recovery in a life-changing way for a young woman in early sobriety.

The Necessity of Emotional Honesty

The Necessity of Emotional Honesty

by Thomas Fransen, MSW

May 2020

After losing everything to addiction, how can one embrace the darkness with honesty and find connection with the Divine Presence?

Wandering the Wilderness: A Journey of Self-Discovery & Healing

Wandering the Wilderness: A Journey of Self-Discovery & Healing

by Jory Hanselman

March 2019

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.

From Spirits to Spirit

From Spirits to Spirit

by Rabbi Paul Steinberg

June 2018

How the journey from addiction to recovery transformed my perspective on Judaism, my Jewish practice, and my relationship with God.

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