By Aryae Coopersmith,Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

ISBN-10: 0615414281

ISBN-13: 9780615414287

The Nineteen Sixties San Francisco non secular revolution – a view from inside.

Memoir a couple of religious instructor and a scholar in Nineteen Sixties San Francisco, a colourful forged – together with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Allen Ginsburg, Murshid Samuel Lewis ("Sufi Sam"), Swami Satchidananda, Ajari Warwick, Rabbi Zalman Shalomi Schachter, and plenty of extra – and lives that have been replaced forever.

Aryae Coopersmith, a 22-year previous university pupil in Nineteen Sixties San Francisco, meets the charismatic rabbi and people singer Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and comes to a decision to begin a group for him. He rents a home and strikes in along with his top buddies. prior to lengthy they locate themselves – and their apartment – on the middle of the San Francisco non secular revolution as hundreds of thousands of youth – Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sufis, and fans of numerous authorities – flood in via their doors.

Giving live shows to packed halls around the globe, Shlomo is well-known as Judaism’s so much influential musician, and one among its maximum non secular leaders, of the overdue twentieth century. Their condo – the home of affection and Prayer – turns into an historical a part of the legend of Sixties San Francisco.

Aryae and his fellow scholars who're operating different non secular groups carry their lecturers and authorities jointly to create an enormous San Francisco occasion – the assembly of the methods – to rejoice the oneness of the world's religious traditions and the entire world's people.

Aryae's most sensible neighbors Efraim and Leah depart San Francisco and head to Jerusalem, the place they develop into ultra-Orthodox Hasidim. Many others from the "House" keep on with. Aryae remains in the back of and settles right into a secular lifestyles as a Silicon Valley enterprise proprietor. After Shlomo dies, Aryae feels forced to inform the tale. to aim to appreciate the lives of his outdated associates and pull jointly the scattered fragments of his personal, he travels to Jerusalem.

This profoundly relocating memoir tells a narrative of grace, loss, redemption, and finally of reputation. It invitations us to mirror on how the Nineteen Sixties religious revolution – with its imaginative and prescient of the oneness folks all – has impacted every one of our lives.

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