Welcome Rabbi Steve

We’re joined on the Starline by a regular contributor and guest on The Today Show, writes regularly for TIME, Foxnews.com and more. His latest book “The Beauty of What Remains” is a perfect book for these troubling times. We welcome Rabbi Steve Leder.

Let’s go Beyond the Mic Rabbi, you’ve said “They say every preacher has one sermon, one truth that he delivers 100 different ways. Mine is to inspire in us all a life worthy of our suffering: a life gentler, wiser and more beautiful than before.” How appropriate is that quote in the times of COVID-19?

You wrote “The Beauty of What Remains” as an apology. Explain why you would have to apologize?

From your book “Tragedy and sorrow comes to us all. It is part of what it means to be a human and alive”. We have all lost loved ones, friends or people we know during these times. How can we as a society learn to heal, deal maybe not even fear death?

On social media you’ve said “Time & life are fleeting & finite. There are so many beautiful things in life that when they happen for the last time, we don’t actually know that they are happening for the last time.” How important are these moments with the ones we love when life is so fleeting?

How has your family and you experienced the COVID-19 shutdowns and how has it changed you?

Rockin’ 8:

Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.

There is no Pressure.

1. Best Hanukah gift you ever got?

2. Who was the person you last told a joke to?

3. Guilty pleasure?

4. Very NICE Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?

5. How good are you at giving directions?

6. What’s the 1st thing people notice about you?

7. Last person who made you smile

8. When was the last time you sitting shiva?

How hard is it to deal with death on a daily basis and not let effect who you are or your performance as a rabbi?

The Wrap:

His book is the touching “The Beauty of What Remains” available everywhere. We thank Rabbi Steve Leder for your time talking with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Read “The Beauty of What Remains”

Dealing with death and yet still asking for his apology to be accepted, author Rabbi Steve Leder tackles death in “The Beauty of What Remains” and he joins us Beyond the Mic.

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