Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders was selected to appear in this year’s Slingshot Guide: A Resource for Jewish Innovation. RWB was selected as one of the most inspiring and innovative programs in the North American Jewish community today!
Brad Hirschfield talks with Duran Martinez and Jo Anne Paul about how the nation can come together after the elections.
Irwin Kula joined Lauren Green and and Lino Rulli on Foxnews.com Live’s "Spirited Debate," to discuss religious voting patterns. How does a breakdown in authority affect votes by various religious groups and 'nones?' View...
Spirited Debate on FoxNews.com LIVE, 11/9/12
"Kristallnacht marked the beginning of Hitler’s war against the Jews – his campaign for a “final solution” to the so-called “Jewish problem.” Seventy-four years later, people gather around the world to remember that horrible and fateful night. But how does one remember and commemorate a terrible past when the present is good and the future is looking even better?"
"...Hirschfield says his experiences have lead him to want to understand other’s beliefs. And it’s through opportunities such as this panel discussion that can help break down barriers. ‘For me what’s critical about panels like this is that it’s an opportunity to marry our deepest particular commitments to the larger human, national and communal projects we share beyond the boundaries of our respective faith,’..."
"...Will we be one nation, or will we simply continue the same fights in new settings. Will Congress continue to be a paralyzed battleground even as we confront serious challenges on virtually every important issue we face as a nation?..."
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. On topic: Now that the election is over, the real work begins! With an email box full of messages equally divided between those decrying the "end of freedom and the dawn of socialism," and those "explaining" that Republicans lost because they are "heartless and often evil," things don’t look promising. What do you think? How do we move forward and do better than we have the past four years?
Brad Hirschfield joins At Issue host Ben Merens to talk about how to bring civility into wider practice. Civility is defined by Hirschfield as practices, words, deeds and ways of engaging with one another where more of a relationship is created than is undermined, particularly in a disagreement. The real test is whether you can be civil with someone with whom you disagree.
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"When natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy hit, there is usually a groundswell of theologizing which “explains” how the death and destruction are a punishment from God, and typically for a very specific sin or set of sins. While the past few days have brought some of that, there seems to be less of it than there has been in the past. Who knows, perhaps we are getting more spiritually evolved?..."