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..."

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?

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...

From Boca News Now

Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh: Shema in ASL

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


By Darby Jared Leigh from

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...."

For more...
The Charlotte Observer, 1/28/12

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