"...The election is being discussed everywhere these days. Your kids, no matter how old, are aware of it. Talk with them, share your views with them, and involve them in the process. It is one of the best ways to fulfill our civic duty."
"On a given Friday night, Rabbi Dan Ain can more likely be found celebrating Shabbat in a jazz club or in a Brooklyn warehouse than in a synagogue. Known to many as ‘Rabbi Dan,’ Ain seems just like any other one of his congregants — a motley group of musicians and concert goers, shakers and seekers, and young families looking to get spiritual...
"...I am concerned that so many in our nation are so focused on supporting the candidate(s) with whom we resonate that we may automatically demonize their political counterparts because of their otherness - that is: they are not like us. They don’t say the things we do, or seem to espouse the values we embrace. This reaction may be human. It may have its roots in our ancient tribal instincts — but I also sense that it is dangerous.
"...How many times have I rejected a lesson I needed to learn because it was delivered in a way that really was painful? How many times have I justified not doing something because I thought doing so was not ‘who I am,’ even when I knew that doing it would be good for me? How many times have I rejected another person because of something about them that rubbed me the wrong way?..."
"...On both sides of the aisle, people who feel disempowered and cheated, who feel a yearning for a future that seems to get ever farther away, security that is more and more difficult to achieve and a sense of loss for a unified nation, are trying to find a way to a leader who can return those things to us.
And on both sides of the aisle, people are choosing different ways to turn for this hope..."
"Why does our culture assume the incongruence of money and spirit? Why is money dirty, and holiness pure? Trust me - I know plenty of religious asses, and plenty of saints who moonlight as finance folk. So I'd like us to dispel the notion that money and spirit don't play nice, because I believe this mistaken assumption is playing a role in the current drama of the election cycle...."
"...We all, like Ray Tomlinson, go about our daily lives and work, trying to do our best and perhaps make a difference. And sometimes, like Ray Tomlinson, we create something or have an idea or introduce an innovation that has a tremendous impact, either by changing a life, or a community or the world. As he said, he was just trying to figure out a way for people to communicate. The rest is history...."
Brad Hirschfield, author of “You Don't Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right” and President of CLAL and TheWisdomDaily.com; and Adam Thompson — Senior Partner at the Law Offices of Adam M. Thompson, Criminal Defense Attorney, and Syndicated Talk Show Host joins Steve to discuss Trump’s response to Mitt Romney’s critique and the issues of Democratic superdelegates.
Brad Hirschfield, author of “You Don't Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right” and President of CLAL and TheWisdomDaily.com; and Adam Thompson — Senior Partner at the Law Offices of Adam M.
"...It is a tremendous privilege and blessing to be asked to do a funeral. That may sound strange, and some funerals are more difficult than others. But it is a great honor to be let into people's lives at the vulnerable time when they are just starting to realize that their loved one is gone. The memories that are shared, the stories told, the tears and, often, the laughter, are so meaningful...."