Beauty of What Remains: Rabbi Steve Leder
A conversation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Rabbi Steve Leder on his new book, The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes our Greatest Gift
Thursday, February 4, via Zoom at 7:00pm
As the head of one of the world’s largest synagogues, and a rabbi who has presided at more than a thousand funerals, Steve Leder thought he knew how to cope with death—until his father died. It was then that Rabbi Leder suddenly found himself facing his own experience of love, regret, and pain in a more personal and intimate way than ever before. What he discovered was life changing: in death we do not lose –we actually gain more than we ever imagined.
The Beauty of What Remains (January 5th 2021) is a deeply moving and inspiring narrative that takes us on the journey of loss and grief that is common to us all. For it is along this path that we learn the beauty of what remains.
Rabbi Leder says that “understanding death—its rituals, its lessons, its gift to reshape love through memory, its grief, its powerful reminder that it is not what but who we have that matters—gives our lives exquisite meaning.” Through personal reflections and heart-warming stories, he brings the reader into a conversation about what is important and urges us to live more meaningful, more beautiful lives that are less anxious and less frenetic.
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