Journalist and bestselling author Sara Davidson
was surprised by a call from the beloved spiritual leader, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
, asking her to participate in a series of talks. At 85, Reb Zalman wanted to help people “not freak out about dying” and show them how “getting up close with mortality” heightens our ability to relish each day. They met every Friday for two years, which led to Davidson’s latest book, The December Project
Join Sara in conversation with Rabbi David Ingber
and Rabbi Mychal Springer
(with Reb Zalman via Skype) to explore the spiritual work that helps us prepare for the mystery beyond life and how to cultivate fearlessness and joy at any age. Co-sponsored by Romemu.
Sara Davidson brings us the dialogue we dream of having: where we can place our darkest doubts and fears, our most ornery questions, in the loving embrace of a profound elder, who is grooming us patiently for what’s waiting around the inevitable corner of our lives. This is a book you can devour in a sitting and feel like you have just visited the most intimate of spiritual guides.
--Rabbi Tirzah Firestone
Author of The Receiving: Reclaiming Jewish Women's Wisdom