Tagged Jewish Renewal

OBITUARY: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi brought old world gravitas to New Age Judaism

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi pioneered groundbreaking ritual innovations that went mainstream. (Daniel Sieradski)

(JTA) — Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was one of the world’s most innovative and influential Jewish spiritual leaders.To his followers, he was their Hasidic rebbe. But what other rebbe had dropped acid with Timothy Leary and dialogued with the Dalai Lama?Schachter-Shalomi, who died last week at 89, wasn’t the only rabbi who… Read more »

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, father of Jewish Renewal, dies

(JTA) — Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the father of the Jewish Renewal movement, has died at age 89. A maverick rabbi from an Orthodox background who spent time in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, Schachter-Shalomi transitioned over time toward a New Age, neo-Hasidic approach, gaining a substantial following on his own but also influencing other… Read more »