WISDOM FROM REB ZALMAN - EMBRACING THE JEWISH SPIRIT. REB ZALMAN-Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014) lived a calling to reach and touch people in deeply spiritual, supportive, and Jewishly profound ways. Many of those alienated from the forms of Judaism familiar to them, upon encountering him, would soon enter in the renewal of Jewish spirit. He was both a sage and a renaissance person-modeling how to bridge science and spirituality, pre-war European and 21st Century Judaism, patriarchy and feminism, tradition and innovation, Jewish faith and many faiths.
How did Reb Zalman engage and guide in ways that touched and transformed so many? The answers shine through these 250 vignettes written by 118 of his students and colleagues from across the spectrum of Jewish life. Prepare to be challenged and inspired by Reb Zalman's adventurous and innovative ways of connecting and guiding Jewish journeys.
"It is impossible to read one vignette of Reb Zalman without going on to another, and another, and another." --Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of REBBE and WORDS THAT HURT, WORDS THAT HEAL
"Within minutes of opening this remarkable volume, I found myself weeping tear of joy. Whether you knew Reb Zalman or not, you will find him in these pages, meeting you with his uncommonly wise, intimate, and utterly loving presence." --Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of THE RECEIVING and WITH ROOTS IN HEAVEN
"This book-more than any I know-allows you to hear his extraordinary voice."--Arthur Kurzweil, author of ON THE ROAD WITH RABBI STEINSALTZ
Edited by Goldie Milgram and Shohama Wiener with Carola de Vries Robles and Robert Esformes with pieces by: Sharon Alexander, David Arfa, Rachel Barenblat, Janet Berenson, Leila Gal Berner, Nilton Bonder, Steve Booth-Nadav, Barbara (Bobbi) Breitman, Anne Brener, Mitchell Chefitz, Michael Chusid, Alan M. Dattner, Bernie de Koven, Carola de Vries Robles, Efraim Eisen, Gideon and Sara Eisenberg, Diane Elliot, Robert (Micha'el) Esformes, Yehudis Fishman, Justin Freed, Jack (Ya'acov) Gabriel, Yonassan Gershom, Ilan Glazer, Andrew Gold, Jay and Sabrina Gold, Shefa Gold, Dan Goldblatt, Karen Golden, Zelig Golden, Aggie Goldenholz, Reuven Goldfarb, Yehudit Goldfarb, Jenny Goodman, James Stone Goodman, Lynn Gottlieb, Sarah Leah Grafstein, Stacy Grove, Jill Hammer, Nancy Handwerger, Edwin Harris, Rosalie Harris-Eisen, Richard Heiberger, Rita Hindin, Ruth Hirsch (Reb Zalman transcription) Aryeh Hirschfield, Shonna Husbands-Hankin, Yitz Husbands-Hankin, Ivan Ickovits, T'mimah Audrey Ickovits, David Ingber, Shaya Isenberg, Burt Jacobson, Raachel Jurovics, Rodger Kamenetz, Richard Kaplan, Cherie Koller-Fox, Latifa Berry Kropf, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Ebn Leader, Julie Leavitt, Michael Lerner, Herb Levine, Neshama (Rose) Lipari, Prahaladan (Philip) Mandelkorn, Neil Markowitz, David Evan Markus, Melvin Metelits, Goldie Milgram, Tamara Miller, Hal Miller-Jacobs, Yocheved Mintz, Reuben Modek, SueMauer Morningstar, Eileen Nathanson, Leah Novick, Jackie and Leon Olenick, Batya Podos, Marcia Prager, David Rafsky, Geela Rayzel Raphael, Simcha Paull Raphael, Carol Rose, Neil Rose, Deliah Golda Rosel, David G. Roskies, Janice Rubin, Laurie Sanford, Steven L. Schatz, Julie Schechter, Leslie Schotz, Howard Schwartz, Arthur Segal, Audrey Seidman, Rami Shapiro, Ruth Broyde Sharone, Debrah Shenefelt, David Shneyer, Daniel Siegel, Shoshana Silberman, Naomi Steinberg, Ahouva Steinhous, Bahira Sugarman, Meira Bracha Sumka, Bonita Nathan Sussman, Moshe Waldoks, Rivka Walton, Nahum Ward-Lev, Ellen Stein Weaver, Rodney Weiss, Bob Weissberg, Shohama Wiener, Ira Stewart Wiesner, Gershon Winkler, Carlos Zarur, David Zaslow, Debra Gordon Zaslow, Shawn Israel Zevit, and Jeremy Zorn