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Twelve Steps and Judaism

The Twelve Steps of AA seen through the lens of Judaism and Kabalah.

Step One
Audio | 30:15
Step One
We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step Two
Audio | 29:08
Step Two
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step Three
Audio | 29:40
Step Three
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of G-d as we understood Him.
Step Four
Audio | 33:51
Step Four
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step Five
Audio | 31:32
Step Five
Admitted to G-d, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Steps Six and Seven
Audio | 22:22
Steps Six and Seven
- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. - Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Steps Eight and Nine
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step Ten
Audio | 28:03
Step Ten
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step Eleven
Audio | 25:02
Step Eleven
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with G-d, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step Twelve - Part One
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Step Twelve - Part Two
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Step Twelve - Part Three
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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