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Zalman Schachter-Shalomi



Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924–2014) was a rabbi, teacher, translator, and one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal. Influenced by medieval Christian mysticism, Eastern religion, and LSD in the 1960s, he helped innovate contemporary Jewish practice.

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Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: What Is Fear of G!D

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Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer

This fresh approach to prayer is for all who wish to appreciate the power of prayer's poetry and song, jump into its ceremonies and rituals, and join the age-old conversation that Jews have had with God.

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Can Elders Save the World

My inner work involves a mystical form of Judaism called Kabbalah. As part of that work, I do a nightly examination of conscience. I ask myself: What was this day all about? What did I do? How did I feel? How did I relate to people?

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What Is Jewish Renewal: Listen to the Founder, Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi,

Is Jewish Renewal a movement? Is it a denomination?

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: Essential Teachings

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014) was one of the most creative and influential Jewish spiritual teachers in the late twentieth-century. Reb Zalman (as he is known) made several distinctive and lasting contributions to Jewish and interreligious life in North America and beyond.

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Beyond Jewish Triumphalism

Patheos spoke to Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi recently on how he sees the evolution of Judaism over the past one hundred years and what he foresees for the next one hundred years.

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An Interview with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Rabbi Zalman shares his experiences at the Abbey of Gethsemani, his meetings with Thomas Merton, ecumenism, and infused contemplation

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Jewish with Feeling: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Practice

A how-to for Jewish spirituality that works. "A spiritual seeker is a person whose soul is awake. In this book I make no assumptions about how much you know about Judaism, what holidays you keep, or whether you believe in God. I want us to start from your soul's experience and carry on from there.

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Legacy of Wisdom | Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: Facing Death Directly

QUESTION: How can we approach facing our own mortality and process of death directly? Legacy of Wisdom is a non-profit project dedicated to developing a vision of best practices for living and the fulfillment of our life’s potential.

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Gate to the Heart: A Manual of Contemplative Jewish Practice

IN THE LATE 1950's, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, better known as 'Reb Zalman,' penned what was perhaps the first book on Jewish meditation and contemplative Judaism in English.

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