Recognized for their accomplishments, Clal faculty was listed again this year in the Daily Beast/Newsweek as some of America’s “most influential rabbis.” Appearing at no. 19, Clal President Rabbi Irwin Kula, a repeat honoree, was distinguished for “constantly looking for new ways to communicate Jewish wisdom.” and at no. 44, Clal Senior Teaching Fellow Rabbi Steve Greenberg was noted for “expanding the welcome of GLBT Jews in Orthodox communities.”
Aaron Imholte speaks with Brad Hirschfield about Tim Tebow coming to NY. Interestingly, Tebow is someone who proclaims his faith without speaking badly about people who don’t share his faith.
Rabbi Pamela Gottfried was one of ten religious leaders in Atlanta who participated in Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting’s AIB Presents: The Ten Commandments. She recorded a sermon on the 3rd commandment, as well as an interview with the series producer, Angela Harrington Rice. Gottfried described her decision to get involved in AIB as a direct result of her attendance at the Rabbis Without Borders meeting this November.
Watch a preview of Irwin Kula talk about Adam Smith at the Ideas Economy: Innovation 2012 conference, hosted by The Economist Magazine.
"...The Haggadah App one was funded on Kickstarter.com and is “the world’s first multimedia Haggadah built for the iPad.” Featuring songs, recipes, an alternative approach to the seder from Amichai Lau-Lavie, founder of Storahtelling, audio commentary from Rabbi Irwin Kula of CLAL, and even activities for kids...."
By Cheryl Fellows, Boulder Jewish News, 3/29/12
The world's first multimedia Passover Haggadah App for the iPad is now available. Produced, with contributions from Clal President Rabbi Irwin Kula and Clal Senior Associate Dr. David Kraemer, and released by Melcher Media, this innovative Haggadah, is a rich multi-sensory experience, full of songs, interactive commentary, beautiful art, games for kids, and more. It’s a Haggadah for the 21st century, making it accessible and usable to countless people, and combing old traditions with new.
"...This year, invite each person at the seder to continue the tradition of welcoming guests to the table. Give everybody the opportunity to share the name of someone who they wished was sitting alongside them. What question might you ask them? What would you love to hear them say? What memory or story would you share with them? What could they teach you about Passover, about the meaning of freedom, or about life?..."
How does a family decide when it is time to withhold treatment from a loved one? Should an 87 year-old man with multiple system failures be made DNR or seek aggressive treatment?
Guess Who’s coming to Seder?
It’s all up to you, and the guests you invite could create a truly inspiring evening.
The Seder invites us to go back in time and see ourselves as those leaving Egypt. Why not also bring the past to life and invite those who have left us, or who we have left behind. They can still be with us, so why not have them join the Seder? It’s so traditional!
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Today: Is the portion of the President's 2010 health care law requiring basically all Americans to obtain insurance -- which the Supreme Court is considering this week -- good for Americans?