Torah Games? Bringing Torah to Life Through Game Design September 21, 2011

"...To (Owen) Gottlieb, process is as important as product -- notably, in meeting young Jewish learners where they already are. "According to a Pew study, 97 percent of today's teens are digital or online gamers. And more girls play online games than boys. If we want to reach Jewish youth, we have to meet them where they are and enable them to experience the Torah as a source of meaning," notes Gottlieb...."

Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard Joins Internationally Renowned Focolare Movement in Argentina September 21, 2011

In August, Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard, Ph.D., CLAL’s Director of Organizational Development, went to Argentina to participate in the fourth Christian-Jewish Dialogue, sponsored by the internationally recognized Focolare movement. The movement, started in 1943, was founded to promote and strengthen the ideals of unity and universal brotherhood. It now has over 5 million members worldwide.

Automated drones: An ethical debate? September 21, 2011

"...Yesterday’s chat did raise some interesting questions about three stories making headlines this week -- the use of automated military drones, President Obama’s planned tax increases and controversial proposed changes to the rules on harvesting organ..."

Jew Or Not Jew: French App Banned, But Anti-Semitism Remains September 20, 2011

"...French activist groups said the "Jew or Not Jew?" app violated bans on compiling information on people's religion and revealing that religion without their consent, according to United Press International..."

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From Brad Hirschfield’s blog on The Huffington Post

Brothers join together for New Year concerts September 19, 2011

"...It's the first jazz concert based on High Holy Day melodies," Aaron Kula said. "No one has done it," Irwin Kula added. "We're trying to create a new tradition" and "a different model for communicating wisdom, music and religious practice....”

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By David Schwartz from the Jewish Journal

Apple’s “Jew or Not Jew” App — Should It Be Legal? September 18, 2011

"An Apple application that let users guess which French politicians or celebrities are Jewish was pulled from France’s App Store. but its American equivalent is still available..."

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From Windows & Doors, Brad Hirschfield’s daily blog on Beliefnet

Responses to the Tenth anniversary 9/11 September 16, 2011

Father Dave Dwyer and Rabbi Brad Hirschfield discuss reactions to post 9/11 on the tenth anniversary.

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The Busted Halo, Sirius XM Radio, 9/9/11

Clergy Not welcome at 9/11 Tenth Anniversary September 16, 2011

Brad Hirschfield talks about the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and Mayor Bloomberg's decision to exclude clergy.

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From BBC World Service,
9/10/11

Brad Hirschfield Joins Varney & Co. September 15, 2011

Brad Hirschfield joined Stuart Varney to discuss Rep. Waxman's recent comments on Rep. Turner's NY victory.

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Varney & Co., 9/15/11
From Fox Business Network

How do we choose to remember? The tenth anniversary of 9/11. September 15, 2011

Aaron Imholte speaks with Brad Hirschfield, whom he calls the “Derek Jeter of rabbis,” about how we choose to remember.

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From Aaron in the Afternoon KLFD, St. Cloud, MN, aired 9/6/11

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