Does the media have a right to discuss candidates' personal lives? January 23, 2012

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Today: Does the media have the right to openly discuss a candidates personal life, and if so, to what extent?

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From The Washington Post Conversations Live Q & A with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
, 1/20/12

On the Safe Side January 19, 2012

"...there are real security challenges which we face both as Americans and as Jews, challenges which are bigger and more serious than they were some years back, and we must be vigilant about them,” (Rabbi Brad Hirschfield) wrote on his blog. "But especially as Jews, we are a whole lot safer than we were a generation or two back, even here in America..."

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New Jersey Jewish News 1/17/12

Brad Hirschfield in Charlotte January 19, 2012

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, a distinguished author and speaker, will attend the upcoming Jewish Federation’s Main Event. Hirschfield will talk about “Celebrating Diversity and Creating unity in the 21st Century.”

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The South Charlotte Weekly, 1/12/12

The Legacy of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. January 19, 2012

Irwin Kula joined Lauren Green on Fox News.com to talk about the impact of Dr. King, and what lessons we still very much need to learn today. 1/16/12 video not available.

99 Words January 19, 2012

“If you had breath for no more than 99 words, what would they be?”

Against the forces that seek to disjoin us January 18, 2012

Being a Rabbi without Borders means looking at the rabbinate in ways not grounded in any movement. It means that we must concentrate on ideologies and actions that unite us — and fight against the forces that seek to disjoin us. It means looking at new ways and avenues to bring healing to a world. Working with the Good People Fund for the past three years, our congregation has been involved with McRoberts, Kentucky — a community in the heart of Appalachia.

Irwin Kula Brings Jewish Wisdom to the Kazakhstan Permanent Mission to the UN January 16, 2012

On Jan. 11, Rabbi Irwin Kula was invited by Kazakhstan Ambassador Erlan Idrissov to Kazakhstan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, to give remarks on “Religion as an Instrument of Peace” at an Interfaith Dinner & Dialogue. The talk was in light of an upcoming trip of religious leaders to Kazakhstan on May 30-31, 2012, which Rabbi Kula will attend.

Evangelical Christians, Mitt Romney and the real good news from South Carolina January 16, 2012

"..How will faith shape this all important primary contest? Are Evangelical Christians ready to support Mormon Mitt Romney? It seems that they are. This willingness to vote for the former Massachusetts governor speaks to an historic moment regarding faith in South Carolina, and by extension, in the nation...."

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 'Ministerial Exception' January 13, 2012

Irwin Kula joins The Takeaway to discuss the Supreme Court's recent 9-0 ruling that churches and religious organizations are exempt from employee discrimination laws.

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The Takeaway, 1/13/12
From Public Radio International

Rescued Iranians thank God for U.S. Navy January 13, 2012

"When American sailors rescued Iranian fisherman from their Somali pirate captors, they were greeted not only with relief and joy, but as those sent by God in answer to the captives prayers.‘It is like you were sent by God,’ said one of the rescued fishermen, Fazel Ur Rehman, 28,’ said, as reported by the New York Times..."

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