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Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Twerski (; born October 6, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American Hasidic rabbi, a scion of the Chernobil Hasidic dynasty, and a psychiatrist specializing in substance abuse. He is a son of Grand Rebbe Jacob Israel Twerski (1898—1973) of Hornosteipel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Dvorah Leah Twerski (1900—1995).

Twerski's medical career includes Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, which he founded and serves as medical director emeritus,clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, associate professor of psychiatryat the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine, and founder of the Shaar Hatikvah rehabilitation center for prisoners in Israel.

In his rabbinic career Twerski is a prolific writer of Jewish books and of shiurim Torah-themed lectures.He was co-spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Jehudah with his father from ordination until 1959. During this time he composed a melody for the Hebrew verse Psalms 28:9 "Hoshea es Amecha", which became popular in Jewish circles. Twerski had a major influence on the turn toward orthodoxy of several young men in Milwaukee, including most notably Meir Tzvi (Stanley Martin) Schuster, who later moved to Israel and founded the Heritage House in Jerusalem. (Schuster is known in Israel as "The Rabbi of the Wall" for his efforts to recruit Jewish students at the Western Wall.)

Twerski was educated in Milwaukee Public Schools, and graduated from North Division High School in 1948. He then enrolled in the Hebrew Theological College of Chicago (now located in Skokie, Illinois) and was ordained a rabbi in 1952. In 1953 Twerski enrolled at Milwaukee's Marquette University, and subsequently graduated from its Medical School in 1960, after which he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He married his first wife Golda before settling in Milwaukee. The couple had four children, Izhak Meir, Ben Zion, Sholomo, and Sarah. After the death of his wife Golda, he married Gail. The couple resides in Teaneck, New Jersey.

His brother Aaron Twerski was the Dean at Hofstra University and an attorney representing class action plaintiffs in the automobile industry. His other brothers are Michel Twerski, the Hornosteipler Rebbe of Milwaukee; the late Shloime Twerski, the previous Hornosteipler Rebbe of Denver; and the late Mordechai Dov Ber Twerski of New York.

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Total Books: 82
A Practical Guide to Rabbinic Counseling
2012 - A Practical Guide to Rabbinic Counseling (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781580235624
ISBN-10: 158023562X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Seize the Moments Captivating Nuggets of Torah Wisdom
2011 - Seize the Moments Captivating Nuggets of Torah Wisdom (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781422610954
ISBN-10: 1422610950
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Gevurah My Life Our World and the Adventure of Reaching 80
2010 - Gevurah My Life Our World and the Adventure of Reaching 80 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781422610688
ISBN-10: 1422610683
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Sun Will Shine Again Coping Persevering and Winning in Troubled Economic Times
Four Chassidic Masters The Heart the Mind the Eye and the Tongue- History Stories Teachings
Happiness and the Human Spirit The Spirituality of Becoming the Best You Can Be
A Taste of Nostalgia Tales And Recipes to Nourish Body And Soul
From Pulpit to Couch
2005 - From Pulpit to Couch (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780976633709
ISBN-10: 0976633701
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Dear Rabbi Dear Doctor
2005 - Dear Rabbi Dear Doctor (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781422600085
ISBN-10: 1422600084
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The Light at the End of the Tunnel
2003 - The Light at the End of the Tunnel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781578197064
ISBN-10: 1578197066
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Angels Don't Leave Footprints Discovering What's Right with Yourself
Wisdom Each Day
2000 - Wisdom Each Day (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781578195503
ISBN-10: 1578195500
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Spiritual Self  Reflections on Recovery and God
Addictive Thinking and the Addictive Personality
1999 - Addictive Thinking and the Addictive Personality (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781567313314
ISBN-10: 1567313310
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Visions of the Fathers Pirkei Avos with an Insightful and Inspiring Commentary by Rabbi Abraham J Twerski MD
Twerski on Spirituality
1998 - Twerski on Spirituality (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781578192571
ISBN-10: 1578192579
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Como Ganar La Batalla Del Peso Con Autoestima
1998 - Como Ganar La Batalla Del Peso Con Autoestima [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788449306280
ISBN-10: 8449306280
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Substance-Abusing High Achievers Addiction As an Equal Opportunity Destroyer
1998 - Substance-abusing High Achievers Addiction As an Equal Opportunity Destroyer [Library of Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765701107
ISBN-10: 0765701103
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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The Thin You Within You Winning the Weight Game With Self-Esteem
Addictive Thinking Second Edition  Understanding Self-Deception
1997 - Addictive Thinking Second Edition Understanding Self-deception (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781568381381
ISBN-10: 1568381387
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine, Medical Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Life's Too Short  Pull The Plug On Self-Defeating Behavior And Turn On The Power Of Self-Esteem
Self-discovery in Recovery [Hazelden Recovery Series] (Paperback)Paperback
Living Each Week [Artscroll Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
Growing Each Day [Artscroll Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
Positive Parenting [Artscroll Series] (Hardcover)Paperback