Are Clergy Public Servants? Gov't Says NO!

"Are clergy and teachers of religious faith/thought public servants? Is their work on par with that of others who work for 501c3 non-for-profit groups and for government agencies? It used to be, but as of Jan. 31 the federal government has changed its mind about that..."

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By Brad Hirschfield from The Huffington Post

Same-sex marriage: Who decides what's right? February 8, 2012

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Today: Repealing Proposition 8: Should judges be the ones to decide?

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From The Washington Post Conversations Live Q & A with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
, 2/8/12

The Covenant Foundation Recognizes ConverJent February 8, 2012

The Covenant Foundation awarded a prestigious Signature grant to ConverJent in January, for its cutting-edge work in Jewish education. The two-year, $65,000 grant was made for the design and development of the first Jewish history focused mobile game/simulation, and to encourage the use of mobile technology as a Jewish educational tool.

Competition, Worship, and a Good Football Game February 8, 2012

Brad Hirschfield talks to Bill and Joel of the Morning Show about faith, competition, and how watching the Super Bowl can be a sacred experience. (Scroll to 2/6/12, Sacred Bowl Sunday.) Listen...
"Bill and Joel in the Morning," WDUN-AM (Atlanta), 2/6/12

Sacred Super Bowl February 8, 2012

Brad Hirschfield joins Peter Finch to talk about the Super Bowl, America's biggest sacred secular event.Listen...
KGO, 2/6/12

FAU Plans “Roots, Rhythm and Soul” Concert In March

"Get ready for some rockin’, roots, rhythm and soul, at FAU on March 4th. The school is announcing a ‘transformational concert that connects and re-imagines melodies that cross cultural boundaries’...Noted author and TV personality Rabbi Irwin Kula and [others] are among the celebrity participants..." More...

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Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh: Shema in ASL

Leigh explains how he translates the shema into American Sign Language and teaches his ASL version.

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By Darby Jared Leigh from Ritualwell.org

Sacred Bowl Sunday February 6, 2012

Brad Hirschfield joins Rev. Welton Gaddy to talk about the parallels between Sunday worship and praying for your team -- both inspire hope, faith, and connecting to your team. Listen...
State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance, 2/4/12 (or check show archives)

Brad Hirschfield on Aaron in the Afternoons February 2, 2012

Aaron Imholte speaks with Brad Hirschfield about a variety of topics including: ranging from Facebook friends to Palestinian Children’s TV to the State of the Union to the presidential election to Iran.

Brad Hirschfield in Charlotte February 1, 2012

"...Groups - political supporters, fans of teams, members of the same faith - give us the power to achieve extraordinary things, both good and bad. We rebuild towns. We change worlds. We make each other better...Or we get swept up in a collective effort to vilify opposing thought...."

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The Charlotte Observer, 1/28/12

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