"As celebratory crowds continue to gather around the country, especially near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, and in front of the White House, Americans are sending a message about who we are. Is it the one we want to send? Is it the one we should be sending?..."
"As I waited for the President’s speech, I realized I really didn’t know how I felt. Relief? Renewed sadness over 9/11? How are you supposed to feel when your enemy falls?..." More...
By Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster from Rabbis for Human Rights — North America
"Is it even appropriate to cheer the death of even an enemy? asks Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, head of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership in Manhattan. ‘Ancient wisdom indicates that both the cheerers and noncheerers are correct,’ he said. ‘Each response deserves a place in the national reaction, but neither should hold sway for too long.’..."
"‘As we move further from the Holocaust, and because of technology and diminished institutional authority, the ways the Holocaust will be remembered and used will run the gamut from respectful [to] disrespectful, sacred [to] profane,’ said Rabbi Irwin Kula,..."
Debra Tuchman was recently named chairman of the board of directors of Clal-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Tuchman joined the board of Clal in 2001, serving as secretary, and has been a member of the board of National Jewish Health since 2003...
"...With elegance and power, the President not only recalls the past, but reminds us of the critical challenges of the present and the obligation we have to the future..."
Jews and Muslims make up less than 3% of the U.S. population, yet, despite their small numbers, often are the focus of the news. Join Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, filmmaker Udi Aloni, Daisy Khan, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, and Dr. Aaron Hahn Tapper for a dialogue on contemporary Jewish Muslim relations.
This event marks the publication of a book edited by Dr. Tapper and Reza Aslan, Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions and Complexities, featuring a chapter by Rabbi Hirschfield.
‘The Gospel According to Jerry,’ opened at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company and runs through May 8th, 2011. Rabbi Kula will be holding a pre-show conversation on Black-Jewish relations with Urban League members on May 4, 2011 and a conversation following the 7:30PM performance on May 4th entitled ‘What is Spirituality?’
Debra Tuchman of Denver is the new board chair of Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. She succeeds Larry Gellman.
From Intermountain Jewish News, 4/22/11
Rabbi Irwin Kula discusses Passover/Easter holidays and why they speak to so many people, with Rev. Welton Gaddy.
With Rev. Welton Gaddy from State of Belief, Air America, 4/23/11