Links to 12-Step Torah Study Sheets

Thank you to Rabbi Rob Jury for beautifully crafting these 12-Step Torah study sheets.

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. 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.


Betty Ford Institute Consensus Panel. (2007).  What is recovery?  A working definition from the Betty Ford Institute.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 33, 221–228.

Borovitz, Mark (2016).  Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness.  Jewish Lights.

Olitzky, Rabbi Kerry M. (1993). 100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth & Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year.  Jewish Lights.

Shapiro, Rabbi Rami.  (2009).  Recovery - The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice.  SkyLight Paths.

Steinberg, Rabbi Paul. (2019). Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach.  Terra Nova Books.

Twerski, Rabbi Dr. Abraham. (1997).  Addictive Thinking.  Hazelden Publishing.

Zwolinski, C. (2020). May you have a day.