The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous-What Does Hashem’s Torah say about them?

This paper provides a strong Torah-genuine background for the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and answers several questions raised by Jewish 12 step critics, whose aim is to portray the 12 steps as being against the Torah.

In this paper I will answer famous questions asked on steps 1, 5, 6, 7, and 9. Among the questions that are resolved in this paper:

Do addicted Jews have free will to stop at anytime; are they really “powerless” in step one? Does it negate free will to ask Hashem to remove our shortcomings in step seven? Is it permissible to admit one’s sins in step 5 to another person, which seems to resemble the Catholic ritual of “confession” to a priest? These issues and more will be addressed throughout the article.

By Rabbi Avi Tenenbaum M.S.c (psych.) CASAP CASAC (grad.),

Director, Jewish Network of Addiction Recovery Support

  • Synopsis: A strong Torah-genuine background for the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • File Size: 1.43 MB
  • Author: Rabbi Avi Tenenbaum M.S.c (psych.) CASAP CASAC (grad.)
  • License: Free for download and distribution