Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi (August 28, 1924 – July 3, 2014), also known as Reb Zalman, was an American rabbi and educator. He was one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal movement. He was committed to the Gaia hypothesis, to feminism, and to LGBT people within Judaism.
Schachter-Shalomi was born in Zhovkva, Poland (now Ukraine) and raised in Vienna, Austria. He and his family fled the rising power of Nazi Germany for the United States in 1941. He was married to Eve Ilsen.
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- "Founder of Jewish Renewal movement dies at 89". The State. Associated Press. July 3, 2014. http://www.thestate.com/2014/07/03/3546328/founder-of-jewish-renewal-movement.html?sp=/99/132/1029/. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Zalman Schachter-Shalomi at the Internet Movie Database
- Zalman Schachter-Shalomi at the Yesod Foundation