Rabbi Steve Leder

Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and author of “The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift”

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Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Steve Leder on KCRW

As we try to make sense of the horrific and tragic images and consequences of the war in Ukraine, how can we better understand the necessity of war?

The invisible wounds of war: Learning from other cultures about healing and resilience

As we try to make sense of the horrific and tragic images and consequences of the war in Ukraine, how can we better understand the necessity of war?

from Life Examined

Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

Texas hostage situation is anti-Jew hate, says LA rabbi

Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“I'm closer in some ways with my father almost three years after his death than I was at any time during his life. And I've discovered him in new ways.

LA rabbi on remembering beauty that remains after loss, and bequeathing values in an ‘ethical will’

“I'm closer in some ways with my father almost three years after his death than I was at any time during his life. And I've discovered him in new ways.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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