Brad Hirschfield joins At Issue host John Munson in for Ben Merens to talk about the blessings 2012 has brought us. We can celebrate the blessing even though we don’t know where it is going to go; the blessing of the here and now outweighs the vulnerability that may be attached to it.
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Wisconsin Public Radio’s At Issue With Ben Merens, 12/26/12
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, director of The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, offers hopes for the New Year.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Most New Year’s resolutions are broken within weeks of being made, but that doesn’t mean that they are unimportant, or that we can’t improve our odds of keeping them. What are your resolutions for the year ahead?
What should they be for us as a nation?
How can we improve on our ability to turn today’s resolve into tomorrow’s reality?
Faith often comes into focus during the holidays, but 2012 has been a particularly trying year for the faithful. How do different faiths react to the challenges of faith? Reverend Calvin Butts, Rabbi Irwin Kula and Raquel Evita Saraswati of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" for a conversation about regaining faith and finding meaning after tragedy. Watch...
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield shares with Rev. Welton Gaddy his experience navigating Christmas while being Jewish in America and his thoughts on a deeper shared sense of purpose this time of year.
With Rev. Welton Gaddy from State of Belief, 12/22/12
"‘The world is changing so fast I am not exactly sure how to be a rabbi any more. The old rules do not seem to apply.’ This is a refrain we hear in many of the applications to Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders Fellowship program. Each year we get more and more application for the fellowship from rabbis who have correctly ascertained that the world is shifting around them.
"What is most needed in the wake of the Newtown massacre? How do we explain what happened, to ourselves and to our children? Where was God when 20 children and seven adults were being gunned down? How should we react as a nation in light of these horrific events?..."
"Despite the efforts, well-intentioned or otherwise, of regional authorities, Germany’s Bundestag or lower house of Parliament, has passed a law protecting circumcision of infant boys. The law is expected to be passed in the upper house, the Bundesrat, as well. ...""
"Now is not the time for analysis and explanation of the seemingly senseless rampage that left nearly 30 people, most of them young children dead in Connecticut, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, tells Newsmax.TV...""
There is more to you than meets the eye. The same can be said for most every person in the world and every situation in which you find yourself.
Remember this and wonderful things can happen. This is a story going back over 2,000 years. It's a Hanukkah story.