Pluralism, prayer, and Women of the Wall
A psalm by Richard Wilbur

Ten minutes with Reb Zalman

Courtesy of Ben Harris at JTA, here's a ten-minute video interview with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, edited down from a 90-minute session. Reb Zalman talks about the work of eldering and how it needs to be done in a contemplative way, the paradigm shift away from triumphalism, new understandings of Shabbat, how paying taxes can be a spiritual experience, how he wants to be remembered, and more.

(If you can't see the embed, you can go directly to it here at YouTube.)

I am so grateful for the existence of Reb Zalman in our world. I'm so grateful to have found him and his work, to have found Jewish Renewal, to have found my teachers and my friends and my spiritual home. I'm so grateful that he was able to be part of my smicha. Anyway: this is a beautiful video and a wonderful glimpse of the teacher of my teachers. If you can find ten minutes in your day, watch it -- I don't think you'll be sorry.