Brad Hirschfield on The Daily Wrap May 19, 2015

Brad Hirschfield discusses the issues of the day. First, Hillary Clinton finally meets with the press. What she said and didn't say. Second, ISIS is still gaining ground in Iraq. Can anything slow them down? Third, a supreme court justice officiates a gay wedding, incites the constitution in the process. And finally, ABC's George Stephanopoulos continues to come under fire for his association with the Clinton's. Hosted by Joe Concha along with panelists Rick Unger and Heather Hansen.

CELEBRATING BRIT SHALOM is Released May 18, 2015

...Rabbi Irwin Kula has endorsed the book and says, "Celebrating Brit Shalom will help thousands of people and no doubt open up new conversations of heart, mind and spirit"...

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Brad Hirschfield: Where Was God? May 15, 2015

After this week‘s deadly Amtrak accident where 8 people were killed and more than 200 were injured, many people have asked Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, "Where was God?" "We’re asking for an explanation of the otherwise inexplicably bad", says Rabbi Hirschfield and that "God is in our own goodness, in our own compassion, and in our own caring." For more, watch the Faith on the Record video below.

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How do we forgive the ‘Peeping Tom’ rabbi? Can we? May 14, 2015

"...unlike in some spiritual communities, Judaism holds that sins against God can be atoned by God, but sins against other humans cannot be forgiven until the offender takes action to fix it. Judaism specifies that an offender must admit his or her sin, in words, out loud before God; confess the sin publicly; apologize to the wronged party; offer restitution (where possible); and abandon the sinful behavior.

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: Renewing Disruptive Innovation May 14, 2015

"...We inherit a 2,000-year legacy of disruptive innovation – not change for its own sake, haphazard or unfaithful, but careful and principled when (in Reb Zalman’s computer-ese) Jewish “system files” need upgrades to keep the spiritual motherboard running strong. The path of innovation is built into Jewish life. Reb Zalman and Christensen both taught that disruptive innovators can’t rest on their laurels: shift happens. Only God is eternal.

The Wisdom Daily: Can Social Entrepreneurs Repair the World? May 14, 2015

"...My favorite commandment is tikun olam, repair the world. It's the single commandment that I feel has the potential to change the nature of humanity, and to unleash opportunities for all people to flourish. Perhaps social entrepreneurship is the modern halacha that guides us to enact tikun olam.

Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, In Concert at the Jewish Home in New York City May 13, 2015

Co-sponsored by Romemu, Andrew Hahn, The Kirtan Rabbi, along with Shoshana Jedwab, Taylor Bergren-Chrisman join for a multi-generational chanting on Sunday, May 17 from 2:30 - 4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the concert, contact Tammy Marshall at tmarshall@jewishhome.org or 212-870-4663.

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Janet R. Kirchheimer's Interview about BEHOLD and Holocaust poetry on Tweetspeak, Part III May 13, 2015

"BE•HOLD explores poetry about the Holocaust from the rise of Nazism to the current day. A fusion of cinema and poetry, each poem has its own style and visual island evoking a range of emotions. Poets and survivors and their descendants present the poems, creating a deep well of voices responding to evil and genocide. Between each poem-film will be music or interviews with experts (historians, poets, etc.)...."

Brad Hirschfield on The Daily Wrap May 12, 2015

Brad Hirschfield discusses the issues of the day. First, another revelation about the raid to take out Osama bin Laden. Pakistan intelligence knew where he was all along and told the CIA where he was hiding. Second, Democrats veto President Obama's trade agreement. Republicans are backing Obama. Third, first Republican woman, Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packward, declares her candidacy for President. Does she realy understand the economy? Also, Christianity in sharp decline and a racist interview bringing Democrats and Republicans together. Hosted by Joe Concha along with panelists Rick Unger and Heather Hansen.

Does Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserve to be executed? Wait, does it even matter? May 11, 2015

"...Frankly, I don’t care if he is sorry or not. Either way, I think that he should not be executed. For me, the question is not only whether or not the murderer deserves to die. There is a difference between what someone deserves and what we have the moral authority to do, on the one hand, and what doing those things does to us, on the other..."

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