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The Wisdom Daily: An American Struggle: Rebuilding Trust July 2, 2015

"...Rarely does individual success occur in a vacuum, but rather, in the context of others whose contributions, whether large or small, make a success possible. Our great moments as a nation have been about the spirit of American generosity and collectivity, just as much as rugged individualism - not necessarily all at the same time, but still very much a part of our shared identity…What we need to do is build up trust in both individual capacity/responsibility, and in those institutions which enable the accomplishments that none of us can do alone..."

The Wisdom Daily: Humility and Grace in a Profound Visit to Charleston June 30, 2015

"...The truth: I am "not a racist" - but racism is my problem. And while my sadness and even my words may matter, standing with people matters more, if I am to be part of the solution.

Brad Hirschfield on Newmax's The Daily Wrap June 30, 2015

Hosted by Joe Concha along with panelists Rick Unger Heather Hansen and Brad Hirschfield, issues of the day are explored.
How will Chris Christie be received in the 2016 race for the white house? Business groups are slamming the President's plan to double overtime pay — calling it a business killer. Will the plan succeed? Watch this segment... Should we disarm the police? One group says yes...Watch this segment... Is the ACLU protecting all but Christians? Watch this segment...And more....

The Wisdom Daily: Dignity Above All June 29, 2015

"Earlier that day, in the president's response to the marriage milestone, he said: "Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal. The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times - a never-ending quest to ensure those words ring true for every single American."

I am an orthodox rabbi who doesn’t perform gay marriages, but I celebrate today’s Supreme Court decision June 26, 2015

"...I celebrate today because in fact, the opposite of all of those was accomplished today. My “side” did not lose, because my side is never defined by any one position on a matter of ritual or liturgy, no matter how important that matter may be. My side, I hope, is God’s side, and the God in whom I believe is infinite — bigger and more complex than can be reduced to any single decision, or even any single tradition, for that matter…

The Wisdom Daily: A Pop-up Rabbi! June 25, 2015

"...One of the most interesting things about this Jewish wisdom "pop-up retail" is that, unlike religious authorities in most institutional religion, Knopf isn't obsessed with membership, with controlling the outcome or making people in his image. He cares about offering people wisdom aligned with what they need in the moment, hoping to serve them on their particular journey..."

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Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: I Desperately Want to Know…I am Not Just Asking June 24, 2015

"...I believe in the depth of dichotomy. I have learned volumes from the wisdom of the dialectic. I know the diverse contours of our Nation call for different needs from different types of people. We are all entitled to our point of view. But, given the sleepless nights our country has experienced this past week, I beg from others only what I am asking from myself: that is, simply to engage in a complicated, civil conversation, without running for cover from “dug-in” positions. There is simply too much as stake..."

Brad Hirschfield on The Daily Wrap June 19, 2015

Brad Hirschfield discusses the issues of the day. Hosted by Joe Concha along with panelists Rick Unger and Heather Hansen.
A horrific and deadly crime has been committed in a South Carolina church. Is it a hate crime or a terrorist attack? The Supreme Court upholds that Texas may refuse to issue confederate license plates. Is free speech being attacked? Are Conservative media tougher on Donald Trump than on Hillary Clinton? And more issues of the day.

Brad Hirschfield: In Charleston, Nine ‘Worlds’ Ended June 19, 2015

This past Wednesday, nine members of the Emanual African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, were shot and killed in a hate crime. "What I want to do today is share their names and invite us all to sit with the one indisputable fact here” reflects Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of Clal and co-founder and executive editor of TheWisdomDaily.com, "each of these people was an entire world that has been extinguished and there really is nothing to say except to sit with the pain of the enormous loss.” For more, watch the Faith on the Record video below.

From Odyssey Networks’ FAITH ON THE RECORD

Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, at Integral Yoga Institute In New York City June 19, 2015

Don't miss Rabbi Andrew Hahn, PhD — the Kirtan Rabbi's summer appearance at Integral Yoga Institute New York City. It promises to be both deep and fun, with chants off of the new album, Nondual, blasts from the past, and some new surprises. Featuring Shoshana Jedwab and the posse and welcoming Jordan Brooks on bass.

For tickets, click here.

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