Havurat Shalom is closing in on 50. Even in middle age, the bastion of Jewish counter-culture is still trying to reinvent itself — and infuse the entire community with its ideals.
James E. Ponet first met Zalman Schachter-Shalomi 43 years ago. He’s still processing what this giant meant to Judaism and the world.
Joy Levitt was nervous when she met the Dalai Lama 24 years ago, but Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was completely at ease. That’s because they were spiritual soulmates.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, one of the important Jewish innovators in postwar America, inspiration to a generation and ecumenical spiritualist, has died at 89.
Reb Zalman’s remarkable life included his turn to Hasidism and five decades of innovation in the Jewish Renewal movement. His memory is already a blessing, writes Jay Michaelson.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the father of the Jewish Renewal movement, has died at age 89.
The sheer number of names, rebbes, dynasties and towns may overwhelm readers of ‘A Hidden Light.’ To author Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, each one is an intimate friend.