Rabbi Shais Taub is an internationally known speaker, writer and teacher whose spiritual teachings have touched people of all backgrounds and faiths. His mainstream appeal led The New York Times to remark that "Rabbi Taub has become a phenomenon." NPR lauded his work in the field of addiction recovery calling him "an expert in Jewish mysticism and the 12 Steps," and his bestselling book, G‑d of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a singular resource for those in need." He is a frequent and popular contributor to The Huffington Post where he writes on religion and contemporary society. He is also an editor at the leading Judaism website Chabad.org. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and children.