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Aug 12, 2022

In this episode, our guest Rabbi Steve Leder shares his perspective on dying and how the death of his father forever changed him. Steve Leder is the senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. After receiving his degree in writing and graduating cum laude from Northwestern University, and spending time studying at Trinity College, Oxford University, Leder received a master’s degree in Hebrew letters in 1986 and rabbinical ordination in 1987 from Hebrew Union College.

He is the author of five books: The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things, More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul, the bestsellers More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us, and The Beauty of What Remains, and the upcoming For You When I Am Gone: Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story. 

After spending many years at the bedside of those who were dying, Steve experienced the death of his father following a ten-year struggle with Alzheimer’s. That journey and the grief that followed forever changed what he thought about dying and death.  His book, The Beauty of What Remains, describes the humanity and insight he gained.  

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Find out the 12 questions to tell your life story and live a life full of meaning and purpose in Steve’s book For You When I Am Gone: Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story by clicking here.  

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