Relapse on your mind? Don't be a dummy.
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1444  
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Image of the Day: Thinking of relapsing?
Torah: Giving Away our Minds
Daily Dose of Dov: Not A Dummy
Prevention: 25 Steps to Beating Porn Addiction
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Thinking of relapsing?
Thinking of relapsing?
Giving Away our Minds
On Purim - and always
By Hillel Hazukyn

Reb Chaim Shulevitz asks the obvious question:

Why is there an obligation to become intoxicated on Purim? He magnifies his question with the famous Shl"a hakadosh that says Purim in spiritually more elevating than Yom Kippur???

His basic answer (after all his proofs) is the following:

The Avodas Hayom, the main theme,on Purim is doing the will of the Hashe-m without our own understanding, being a true Eved Hashe-m (slave to G-D ). This requires us to be mavatel (remove) our daas (minds) for the will of G-d. The way we accomplish this (completely and totally - something a human can normally not achieve) is to drink.

It's even more elevating than Yom Kippur since then we have our minds getting in the way of doing solely the will of Hashe-m.

What struck me was that I have seen this vort many times over the past few years and I always thought that I internalized this message.... Until I found GYE (and the 12-Step call).

There I learned that I HAD NOT internalized this message, but I also learned HOW TO(as much as a sober human being could).

Thank you GYE and more specifically R' Steve (from the morning call)!!

Ah Freilichen Purim to all my sober (not on Purim) and holy brothers,


Daily Dose of Dov
Not A Dummy
By GYE Corp.

Am I a tzaddik for not shooting myself in the head by looking at a magazine rack on the street, or for not clicking on a dirty pop-up ad? Or am I just not a dummy? I choose the latter. Halevai Hashem should call me up after 120 and announce: "Here comes Dov... and he's no dummy!"

25 Steps to Beating Porn Addiction

Please check out the full guide to beating porn addiction in this and upcoming issues (For the first in the series, please refer to issue #1436). The creators of the infographic have taken each of the 25 strategies and provided clear practical actions to take in detail:

Be A Computer Whizz And Create Your Own Block:

Instead of installing software on your computer, you can block websites yourself by going into the backend of your computer system.

Sounds technical? Here’s some easy to follow step-by-step instructions:


Search for and open the Terminal
• Type  sudo nano /etc/hosts
• Input your password
• Then add the website you want to block by typing:
• Enter all your porn websites in this way
• Save by pressing ctrl+o and return
• Finally, enter the following to empty your cache: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

• Open Notepad and click File –> Open
• Open up the following file:  C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS
• To stop access to porn websites, type in the following:
• Keep going until you’ve entered all the websites you need to block
• Save the file and close.


Do you think you may have a porn addiction?

Do you have a problem with obsessive and compulsive porn use? Have you seriously tried the tools on GYE and feel that you are not getting better? Maybe it’s time to consider joining a 12-Step program.

Porn Anonymous (PA)
If you’re compulsively acting-out with pornography and masturbation we suggest you explore joining Porn Anonymous (PA). If you need help deciding whether to join PA, call Michael at 347-699-2368, or email to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit (Hebrew: / Yiddish:

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
If your compulsive acting-out has progressed beyond the screen (with other people, paid sexual services, etc.) we suggest you explore joining Sexaholics Anonymous (SA). To figure out if SA is for you, call Dov at 917-414-8205, or email Dov at to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit

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