It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the death of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, just a month before his 90th birthday. Reb Zalman was an extraordinary leader in the Jewish world. Rabbi Debra was privileged to lead High Holiday services with him for 15 years, and he became her rabbi and mentor.
Rabbi Debra recently wrote about Reb Zalman in three articles:
Kohen, Tzadik - a message about Reb Zalman as he transitioned from this world,
Two Kinds of People - Reb Zalman's extraordinary contributions are acknowledged in The Menorah, bulletin of Congregation B'nai Israel in Emerson,
Where Greatness Lies - A Memorial Essay Prepared for The New Jersey Jewish Standard newspaper.
Listen now to Reb Zalman on the subject of death in these excerpts from his audio teaching albums:
Being Afraid to Die (from "Reb Zalman Teaches")
Yizkor (from "Reb Zalman Prays")