Aug 11, 2022
Questions For When You Are Gone with Rabbi Steve Leder
“If you are afraid of dying it’s not your day. Anxiety is for the living. So if you are worried and anxious about dying, you’re not dying, which means you have time to let death teach you about living and loving your life.” – Rabbi Steve Leder
“Most people die exactly the way they live.” – Rabbi Steve Leder
“The meaning of life is that it stops.” German author Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
What can death teach you about how to live your life?
Today we talk with Rabbi Steve Leder, currently serving as the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a prestigious synagogue in Los Angeles with three campuses and 2,700 families.
He has been a regular contributor and guest on the Today Show, writes regularly for TIME, Foxnews.com, Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, contributed a chapter to “Charles Barkley’s book Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?’, and has published essays in Town and Country, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. Newsweek Magazine twice named him one of the ten most influential rabbis in America.
Most important to Steve is being Betsy’s husband and Aaron and Hannah’s dad. He is also a Jew who likes to fish. Go figure.
After undergraduate study at Northwestern University and Trinity College, Oxford University, Rabbi Leder received a Master’s Degree in Hebrew Letters in 1986 and Rabbinical Ordination in 1987 from Hebrew Union College.
Rabbi Leder has served literally thousands of people and their families around their deaths. Listen in to hear how death can be your most profound teacher.
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Or at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles.
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