Obituaries and Memorials for Reb Zalman


ALEPH, “Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Dies at Age 89, Founder of Worldwide Jewish Renewal Movement,” ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, July 4, 2014. 

Alex Burness, “Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Boulder Rabbi and Jewish Renewal Founder, Dies at 89,” Boulder Daily Camera. July 3, 2014. 

Stephanie Butnick, “Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Dies at 89,” Tablet: A New Read on Jewish Life, July 3, 2014. 

Ben Harris, “Reb Zalman Mixed old World Gravitas with New Age Judaism,” Jweekly.com, July 9, 2014.

JTA, “Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Father of Jewish Renewal, Dies,” JTA: The Global Jewish News Source, July 3, 2014. 

Shaul Magid, “Reb Zalman Married Counter Culture to Hasidic Judaism: Tireless Innovator Created New Spiritual Architecture,” The Jewish Daily Forward, July 3, 2014.

Netanel Miles-Yépez, “Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Father of Jewish Renewal, Dies at 89,” The Huffington Post, July 6, 2014.

Scott Rochat, “Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Laid to Rest on Independence Day,” Boulder Daily Camera. July 4, 2014.

Paul Vitello, “Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Jewish Pioneer, Dies at 89,” The New York Times, July 8, 2014.



Bernie Glassman Roshi, “My Rebbe is Gone!” Zen Peacemakers, July 4, 2014.


Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, “Glimpses of the Remembering Reb Zalman Shabbaton,” Velveteen Rabbi, August 18, 2014.

Rabbi Nilton Bonder, “Rabbi Nilton Bonder Remembers Zalman Schachter-Shalomi,” Tikkun, July 31, 2014. 

Rabbi Anne Brener, “Torah Portion: Reframing the Brit Shalom,” Jewish Journal: Connect, Inform, Inspire. July 9, 2014.

Lynn Feinerman, “Memoriam for Zalman, Mourning for Israel,” Tikkun Daily, July 16, 2014.

Morah Yehudis Fishman, “Reb Zalman: A 50 Year Tribute, Passed but Present,” Boulder Jewish News, July 6, 2014.

Rabbi Sammy Intrator, “A Reflection on the Passing of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi,” Tikkun Daily, July 29, 2014.

Amichai Lau-Lavie, “Rest in Peace Reb Zalman: My Rebbe Died Today,” Storahtelling: Lab/Shul, July 3, 2014.

Rabbi Michael Lerner, “On the Death of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z’l: A Great Jewish Teacher and the Founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement,” Tikkun Daily, July 3, 2014.

Rabbi Michael Lerner, “Remembering Reb Zalman — Members of Our Tikkun Community Share Their Memories,” Tikkun, July 10, 2014.

Rabbi Stan Levy, “Remembering Reb Zalman, A Blessing,” Jewish Journal: Connect, Inform, Inspire. July 9, 2014.

Rabbi Shaul Magid, “Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: The Holy Cobbler with a Secret,” July 7, 2014.

Rabbi Natan Margalit, “Reb Zalman’s Passing and a New Era Emerging,” Organic Torah, July 7, 2014. 

Jay Michaelson, “Reb Zalman, The Prophet of Both-And,” The Jewish Daily Forward, July 3, 2014. 

Simcha Raphael, “Remembering Reb Zalman, My Teacher and Friend,” The Jewish Exponent: What It Means to be Jewish in Philadelphia, July 7, 2014.

Nigel Savage, “Reb Zalman z”l and the Tree of Life,” Hazon: Jewish Inspiration, Sustainable Communities, July 9, 2014.

Rabbi Daniel Siegel, “Remembering Reb Zalman,” Jewish Independent of Vancouver, July 25, 2014.

Rabbi Daniel Siegel, “Shloshim for Reb Zalman” rabbidanielsiegel.com, August 8, 2014.

Rabbi Marc Soloway, “Laying Our Rebbe to Rest,” Boulder Jewish News, July 6, 2014.

Rabbi Arthur Waskow, “Reb Zalman: His Light is Buried Like a Seed — To Sprout New Light,” The Shalom Report, July 3, 2014.


Bob Atchley, “Infected by Reb Zalman—Yes!” AgeSong Today, July 4, 2014.

Sara Davidson, “Reb Zalman’s Last Breath,” Leap! (Sara Davidson’s Blog), July 11, 2014.


Murshid Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz, “On the Passing of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi,” Abwoon Network, July 11, 2014.

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, “The Passing of Reb Zalman,” pirzia.org, July 4, 2014.

Pir Shabda Kahn, “Reb Zalman Ya Salaam!” The Sufi Remembrance Project, July 4, 2014.