March 20, 2019

As we approach the holiday of Purim we are told we must remember to forget the tribe of Amalek. They are the ones who attacked the weak and the weary of the children of Israel wondering in the desert. 

Only now as an addict has the meaning of this contradiction come to...

February 12, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great if G-d came to us in big bold moments?  Moments that shatter the mountains and bring earthquakes and fire.  Where we wouldn’t have to guess what is G-d’s will for us.  It would be abundantly clear.  

In getting sober, it should b...

January 8, 2019

Now the holidays are over, the New Year has begun, the weight of the resolutions you make are beginning to get heavy. January becomes the month of “Step One.”  In club houses across the city, addicts are looking at the year and are trying to get honest....

November 26, 2018

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting” 

Thanksgiving Day is the most important holiday for the recovering addict, because gratitude is the greatest gift of sobriety.  Living a life in addiction is living a life of never enoug...

October 5, 2018

We understand that. Everyone understands that.

But at some point, you have to admit your dependency is a problem, and it is controlling your life. Even if you have taken this step before, there can be no denial, no blaming of others, no pretending. That is why we and ma...

September 25, 2018

The High Holidays are designed for reflection and redirection. During these weeks, we are asked through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with the God of our understanding. Sound familiar?  

I had several conversations this year about how the 12 ste...

August 16, 2018

It’s the beginning of the month of Elul. A truly special time in the Hebrew calendar. It’s a month before the high holidays. When each year we are written into the book of life and then sealed. A time for reflection and growth. A time to examine your life, and the dire...

June 4, 2018

In Parashas Shelach, the stories of the spies are read in the Torah. Here in the middle of the desert the people aren’t sure about going into Israel. They’ve heard rumors, they are afraid. The unknown is always a bit scary. Even though God has been with them all along....

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