LOS ANGELES — Rabbi Steve Leder of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles wants everyone to hold out for the good that will eventually come out of these dark times.

In a new episode of COVID-19: Just the Facts, Spectrum News 1 anchor Giselle Fernandez spoke with Rabbi Leder, whose sermons and best-selling books are known to uplift the human spirit and evoke the power of pain, and the lessons learned through suffering.


Rabbi Leder’s book More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us offers hope and guidance on ways to navigate fears and anxiety in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

He says this is a time of opportunity to emerge from this crisis more compassionate, appreciative, and present than ever before.

Rabbi Leder offers words of hope and wisdom in order to help cope with the COVID-19 crisis. 

He reminds people to keep things in perspective as we adjust to our new normal.