Rabbi Brad Hirschfield offers questions and answers about Passover such as: "What is Passover all about, and is it the same as Pesach? Passover and Pesach are the same thing. One is simply English and the other is Hebrew. In either case, it is the holiday celebrating the Exodus of the ancient Israelites from their slavery in Egypt. Simply put, like America itself, Passover is about freedom.
A new study suggests that not only is there a gap between the rich and the poor, but the rich tend to stay rich as the poor tend to stay poor. Rabbi Brad Hirschfield says that a truly just culture should allow people hope of a higher level with enough work. “Anything less than that is fundamentally unjust and unsustainable,” Hirschfield said.
Recognized for their accomplishments, Rabbi Irwin Kula was listed again this year in the Daily Beast/Newsweek as some of America’s "most influential rabbis." Appearing at no.
President Obama visits Israel this week, facing a new Israeli government and divided Palestinian political leaders. Obama will not release a flock of doves during his trip to Israel, says Rabbi Brad Hirschfield but he can foster a partnership between the United States and Israel.
From Odyssey Networks, 3/20/13
From Matzah at Passover and Latkes at Hanukkah, to 4th of July barbecue and Thanksgiving Turkey, we all connect certain foods to specific events and times of the year.
But some foods and recipes are simply so perfect that they deserve our attention on a more regular basis.
Rabbis Rebecca Schorr, Jason Miller and Eliot Pearlson, alumni of Clal's Rabbis Without Borders, are quoted in this New York Times Magazine article about a new phenomenon, featured on The Learning Channel's TV Show "The Sisterhood," called Christian Bar Mitzvah.
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9PM at 92YTribeca Mainstage in New York, NY, Rabbi Zach Fredman, Alsarah and the Epichorus band will celebrate the release of their first CD. The Epichorus returns Hebrew love songs and mystical acrostics to the sounds of the east. An Arabic ensemble with a heavy dose of world percussion, The Epichorus creates a new sound in world music. To reserve a ticket...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 10:15-11:00PM in B'nai Jeshurun's 88th Street Sanctuary, for an After Seder Kirtan Concert featuring Rabbi Andrew Hahn (the Kirtan Rabbi) and Shoshana Jedwab. They will be offering a Jewish Kirtan concert following the Community Second Night Seder. Hebrew Kirtan – call-and-response chant — celebrates Torah and song in a way that allows people of all ages to discover renewed energy within their Jewish and spiritual practice.
Clal Resident Rabbi Owen Gottlieb’s publication, "You Can't Wrap Herring in an iPad: Digitization of Sacred Jewish Books, the Stripping of Embodied Ritual, and Implications for Jewish Education" is now available on the Berman Jewish Policy Archive. We are thrilled that Rabbi Gottlieb is receiving recognition of his work on the cutting edge of technology, gaming and Jewish education.
"Rabbi Sirbu directs the Rabbis Without Borders program, coordinates all of the conferences and facilitates all of the learning experiences and communication without which these RWB rabbis could not function. Because her job often requires her to function behind the scenes and to shine the spotlight on her colleagues, one might easily overlook or dismiss her own talents: She is a deeply spiritual, pastoral and incredibly organized person who inspires many in the course of her day-to-day work.