The Power of the Three Weeks
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1884  
In Today's Issue
Announcements: Emunah from the Inside Out
Torah: The Power of the 3 Weeks
Sayings: Humility is our acceptance of ourselves.
Announcements: New and Improved Yiddish GYE website launched!
Torah: Only With Him
Daily Dose of Dov: Can't Sleep Without Acting Out
Announcements: My Filter Blocks GYE
90 Day Journey
Click below to update your 90 day chart
Still Clean Had a fall
Haven't begun the 90 day journey yet? Click here to join.

Listen to the recording of Part 1:

Emunah From the Inside Out - Part 1

Emunah from the Inside Out

What Drives Compulsion?
Addictions & Emuna From the Inside Out
Two-part fascinating workshop/shiur Mon. June 25 and July 2

Join us to learn how a new relationship with stress, fear, highs, and lows supports unconditional calm and resilience.

One thing that drives compulsion is the desire for relief from chronic distress: it's a helpful escape. But what if a person wasn't frightened by distressing thoughts? If he saw them as weather passing thru - that required no escape, that pass on their own?

This is possible through an understanding of Emunah from the Inside Out.

Despite the perception that all kinds of people, circumstances, and events gladden, sadden, and pressure us, there is only and always one cause and one moment sourcing our experience: HKBH, right now.

Join this fascinating two-part series with Rabbi Henry Harris, Founder/Director of the Jewish Center for Wellbeing, respected counselor and speaker, and former Educational Director of Aish HaTorah NY.

Short video samples:

When: 12-1:15pm EST, Mondays June 25 & July 2

Live Teleconference: 515-604-9988, code 100167#

Cost: Free

From Israel: 055-966-1090, 100167#

From England: 0330 998 1256, 100167#

The Power of the 3 Weeks

The Zohar (in Chelek Beis, pg 78b) writes that Yakov Avinu took the months of Nissan and Iyar for himself (hence Yetziyas Mitzrayim, Kabbalas Hatorah), and Eisav took the months of Tamuz and Av for himself (and hence, the 17th of Tamuz and Tisha Be'av), but only the first 9 days of Av belong to him.

Read more
Humility is our acceptance of ourselves.

To visit the site:

New and Improved Yiddish GYE website launched!

Exciting News: New and Improved Yiddish GYE website launched!We are happy to announce the launch of a new and improved Yiddish GYE website with many improvements and new sections. We are sure this new site will help thousands of our Yiddish speaking brothers with Shmiras Einayim and recovery from addiction. The Yiddish site includes a Handbook, an active Yiddish forum, weekly chizuk newsletters, 90-day challenge, and more.

Read more
Only With Him
By Yosef Hatzadik

Taanis Tzibbor - Krias HaTorah:

"Im na matzasi chein be'einecha - yeileich na Hashem bekirbeinu"

If I am to give you pleasure with the eyes (ten lo mishelo, she'ata v'shelach shelo), it can only be if you are with me. I cannot do it by myself. Ilimalei Hakodosh Boruch Hu ozer lo lo yachol lo! We have to give it over to Hashem!

Daily Dose of Dov
Can't Sleep Without Acting Out
By Dov

Someone wrote to Dov:

At night, I need it to sleep. And even if you'll tell me that's not true, if one thinks he needs something to sleep, he can't sleep without it. I need a plan how to get this idea out of my head. This keeps on being my biggest sticking point. Even when I do forgo it and manage to sleep, I still am stressed and I think that the next night it won't work.

In addition, I can't call someone in the middle of the night to discuss this when the fear comes that I won't sleep.

Dov Responds:

Same here. Sometimes all I can do is just lay in that bed and take my commitment to sobriety seriously when I say to myself calmly and quietly, "I am going to lay right here till morning if I have to, that's all...." I 'write' gratitude lists in my mind then, and it helps me a great deal. Or I think hard for as long as I can about the ways that I appreciate my wife, each of my children, and how I can be a little bit of a better father for each of them and a little bit of a better husband for my wife tomorrow be"H. The only - and I mean only way I get out of living in the problem and into living in the solution is by doing everything I can so that all my conscious living is in the solution .

The idea of getting Israeli contacts is great (I have recovery friends in Utah and Seattle who I can call [and a buddy in China who I could, theoretically, call] in the middle of the night. Sometimes, reading a bit of AA calms me down.


My Filter Blocks GYE
Does your filter site block GYE and you're embarrassed to ask them to open it? We have a solution for you!

The following GYE password protected websites have been opened for all users by the following Jewish filter companies:

  • Gentech
  • Meshimer
  • eNativ
  • NativUSA
  • NetFree
  • Netspark
  • Rimon
  • Etrog - Our English password protected site - Our Hebrew password protected site - Our Yiddish site

For both sites, this is the login info to access the sites:

User: gye

Password: safe613

If you know anyone who has this issue with our site, please let them know!

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

Please help us continue helping others!
Contribute Securely Online
(Anonymous recurring credit card donations possible)
To donate by phone, call (24 hours): 718-878-3075
Checks can be made out to: "GYE Corp." and mailed to: GYE Corp. P.O. Box 32380 Pikesville, MD 21282 U.S.A.
Quick Links