About the Author

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski

Dr. Abraham Twerski was a psychiatrist and founder of Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, one of America’s leading facilities for addiction treatment. He was the author of 90 books, and lectured extensively on the topics of chemical dependency, stress, self-esteem and spirituality. For 20 years, he served as clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, and was associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. He passed away January 31, 2021, Shevat 18, 5781, at the age of 90.

Parsha: Mind-Altering Chemicals

Parsha: Elixir of Life

Parsha: Passover, Freedom and Shabbat HaGadol

Parsha: The Diminutive Aleph

Parsha: Wise Hearts

Parsha: It's Up To You

Parsha: When Moses Didn't Believe God

Parsha: Purim Will Never Cease

Parsha: Make Your Best Effort, and God Completes the Task

Parsha: Redirect Your Aggression and Obstinacy

Parsha: Only United Can We Fulfill the Torah


Inspiring Quotes by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski

The prolific rabbi left behind a legacy of insight and inspiration.

Parsha: Visualizing the Exodus Experience

Parsha: Respectful Dialogue

Parsha: How We Relate to God Depends On How We Relate to Others

Parsha: The Blessing of Fulfilling One's Potential

Parsha: Sanctified Speech

Parsha: Joseph and Preserving Someone's Dignity

Parsha: The Connection between being Grateful and Confessing

Parsha: A Key to Self-Esteem

Parsha: When Years Seem like a Few Days

Parsha: Different Blessings for Jacob and Esau

Parsha: First Comes Marriage

Parsha: The Most Powerful Parenting Technique

Parsha: Maximizing Faith

Parsha: Conflicted Belief

Parsha: Seal of God is Truth


Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski on Purpose

The necessity to search for meaning in life.


Real Love Versus Fish Love

Why giving leads to love.


Rabbi Twerski on Anger, Rage and Resentment

Learning how to control your temper.

Judaism & the 12 Steps

Is the 12-step program kosher?

Building Self-Esteem in Children

To help your children attain self-esteem, you need to develop your own self-esteem.

Mine and Yours

Psychological and chassidic insights into the four basic character types.

Diamond Processing

Every person has buried deep inside a dazzling, million-dollar gem. We just need to cut away the dirt to find it.

Learning to Like Yourself

I had been left totally alone, in absolute communion with myself. I could hardly wait to get away.


Getting out of the quick-fix mentality.

Surviving the Economic Crisis

Coping, persevering and winning in troubled economic times.

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