A groundbreaking book that explores one aspect of each Torah portion to help readers find personal meaning and practical application in the realm of recovery from addiction. Recovery in the Torah offers guidance to those who have struggled with addictive behavior, their acquaintances, and anyone who seeks spiritual clarity in a chaotic and uncertain world.
In this searingly powerful collection of thoughts on the weekly Torah portion, Rabbi Dr. Chaim Tureff shares with us a new perspective… Recovery in the Torah [reveals] how Torah messages can assist with recovery. Even one who has never been tempted by prohibited substances can reap deep benefits [from this] enlightening and memorable commentary.
We all sorely miss the illumination and instruction of Rabbi Doctor Abraham J. Twerski; I venture that he would applaud the appearance of this volume.
–Rabbi Hanoch Teller, internationally acclaimed motivational speaker
Rabbi Dr. Chaim Tureff is from Tennessee. Rabbi Tureff’s goal is to bring a connection between humanity and for everyone to relate to one another. He is the founder and director of STARS, which guides people struggling with addiction, focusing on the spiritual component, and includes seminars, groups, and one-on-one coaching. He is also the Rav Beit Sefer at Pressman Academy in Los Angeles, a spiritual advisor at Soberman’s Estate in Arizona, and a member of the Teachers on Fire kollel for mechanchim. He graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill with honors and distinction in history, writing his honors thesis on the relationship between African Americans and Jewish Americans. He received his MA in elementary education from Columbia University and his Ed.D in Jewish Education from Gratz College with high honors, focusing on the role Judaism and spirituality play in helping recovering addicts. He received his semichah from Rav Dan Channen, shlita, and is an alumnus of the Darche Noam Yeshiva of Jerusalem and Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, New Jersey.
Rabbi Tureff is married and blessed to have a family.
Author Rabbi Chaim Meyer Tureff
Number of pages 134