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Twice-named by Newsweek Magazine as one of the ten most influential rabbis in America, Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, serving over 2,400 families at three campuses. He is the author of such critically acclaimed books as, The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things, an Amazon #1 Best Seller, and More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul. Described as “a gift” by Forbes, Rabbi Leder’s newest book More Beautiful Than Before; How Suffering Transforms Us, became the #6 Best Seller on Amazon in its first week and has received critical acclaim and remarkable media attention. Leder has been a guest on CBS This Morning, ABC, NPR, PBS, and FOX as well as two appearances on ABC’s Politically Incorrect, NPR, The CBS Early Show, Dennis Miller, The Tavis Smiley Show, Cavuto and Friends, Scarborough Country, Fox Family and Friends and ABC Overnight.

Rick Warren, # 1 New York Times Best Selling Author of The Purpose Driven Life describes Leder’s new book as, “A treasure box of time-tested wisdom; It is clear, compassionate, and compelling.”

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Wendy Wasserstein said, “Rabbi Leder is a modern wise man; learned, kind, funny and non-judgmental; he finds the true fabric of our spiritual lives.” Rabbi Leder has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Beliefnet, TIME Magazine, Town and Country and his commentaries in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal were read weekly by over 50,000 people.

The winner of numerous awards, and the subject of the feature film “Restoring Your Tomorrow,” Steve is the recipient of the Kovler Award for his work in interdenominational and cross-cultural dialogue and a contributor to Charles Barkley’s book, Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?  In it, Rabbi Leder discussed the connections between economics, religion and racism.  He is a fellow in the British American Project and was speaker at the prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival, a global gathering of thought leaders from many disciplines who share ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Rabbi Leder is a graduate of Northwestern University; studied at Trinity College Oxford; and was ordained at Hebrew Union College.  He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

They say every preacher has one sermon, one truth that he delivers 100 different ways. Mine is to inspire in us all a life worthy of our suffering: a life gentler, wiser and more beautiful than before.

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We’re on the list of “37 Best Books To Learn About God”. “Best selling More Beautiful Than Before; How Suffering Transforms Us gives us a way to understand what God’s role is and more importantly is not when it… https://t.co/X0C3hoxTm9

None of us actually wants to suffer. If we can avoid it we certainly work hard at trying, but leaning into it can transform your life. Kristin Sunanta Walker and I talk more about this on her podcast, Mental Health… https://t.co/9ToQC53OU7

I hope you enjoy reading my recent article which was published in the Father's Day edition of USA TODAY.
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I thought I was there to help a son and his dying father, then this happened. There was a beautiful, fearful symmetry to it all. So it is with fathers and the sons who love them. To read the full article, use this… https://t.co/4PfbNtItml

Today marks my first Father’s Day without my father. “Alzheimer’s stole my father’s memory, but it sharpened mine. I try so hard now to remember, to remember everything, every lesson, every joke, and gesture."… https://t.co/MrMfy3vSPp

words, "Everybody has wakeup calls, but not everybody wakes up".

In this interview, we talk about my wakeup call: https://t.co/KFdfpIMagi (link in bio) https://t.co/q8TJoNRMSV