Date of publication: 2017-09-03 16:27
My Response: My mentor showed me how to do this by the many, many hours of just listening. Others did the same for me. I needed people to help me sort out my brain and that is what I have done with many people myself over the years. In fact I am doing this by text, phone and Face time with a trucker, who went through treatment about 8 years ago. It works folks—it really does. We don’t need to tell people what to do, we just need to care, and be available.
Contrary to popular misconception, rabbis or other religious officials do not "bless" food to make it kosher. There are blessings that observant Jews recite over food before eating it, but these blessings have nothing to do with making the food kosher. Food can be kosher without a rabbi or priest ever becoming involved with it: the vegetables from your garden are undoubtedly kosher (as long as they don't have any bugs, which are not kosher!). However, in our modern world of processed foods, it is difficult to know what ingredients are in your food and how they were processed, so it is helpful to have a rabbi examine the food and its processing and assure kosher consumers that the food is kosher. This certification process is discussed below.
".the broker had worked hard with many alcoholics on the theory that only an alcoholic could help an alcoholic, but he had succeeded only in keeping sober himself. He suddenly realized that in order to save himself he must carry his message to another alcoholic." (Alcoholics Anonymous. 8rd ed. xvi) "Hence the two men (Bill W. and Dr. Bob) set to work almost frantically upon alcoholics arriving in the ward of the Akron City Hospital." (Alcoholics Anonymous. 8rd ed. xvii)
You should use separate towels and pot holders for meat and dairy. Routine laundering kashers such items, so you can simply launder them between using them for meat and dairy.
I like the fact that it through His grace that I have my sobriety. It is for having had the spiritual awakening that I have my sobriety today.
I am truly thankful for everyone that has posted shows the care for the program. It is a program that has saved my life.
The Yiddish words fleishik (meat), milchik (dairy) and pareve (neutral) are commonly used to describe food or utensils that fall into one of those categories.
Question: What does the Big Book reference 678 times in the first 88 pages? Answer: Alcoholics working with other alcoholics. And, by working with another alcoholic, the Big Book doesn't mean a "sponsor", it specifically means two alcoholics working together, putting the . Program into action.