"...I think this issue was well summed up by Rabbi Brad Hirschfield in his “For God’s Sake” blog in the Washington Post. In his Feb. 9 posting, he wrote that “[w]hile church-separation is a wise and necessary policy, separation is not about discrimination against, or hostility toward, religion. The regulation, as newly reformulated is clumsy at best, insensitive for certain, and may even be illegally hostile to religion. This one needs to change."
"...As with most years, 2012 will be filled with opportunity and challenge. No matter what it brings though, the year ahead will be best for those who appreciate that principled pragmatism, not puritanism, is the path to success in almost every instance, both for American and for Jews...."
Brad Hirschfield talks to Charles about the GOP race and the comparison between Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin. Listen...
"Payne Nation," (Sun Broadcast)
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Today: Did the media cross a line in showing Whitney Houston's casket?
"...Rabbis Without Borders are rabbis who offer wisdom from the Jewish tradition in ways that can be helpful to you in your life. As rabbis, we want to use Jewish tradition to help you flourish, to help you live and grow. The “without borders” part means not that we travel around the world, but that we offer you wisdom from a variety of Jewish perspectives...."
Poet Janet R. Kirchheimer's work is featured on the literary journal, Drafthorse.
"...The celebration will include music and witticism as Rabbi Irwin Kula emcees the tribute to his younger brother...Other festival highlights include: the Florida premiere of the play "The Gospel According to Jerry;" a program by storyteller Caren Neile..."
The Gospel According to Jerry, named one of the ten best plays in Minneapolis in 2011, is coming to the Kultur Festival 2012 on March 5th, at FAU-Florida Atlantic University. Written by Rabbi Irwin Kula and Richard Krevolin, this funny and poignant work explores the relationship between a rabbi and a gospel singer, who meet at Overeaters Anonymous and come to appreciate each other's faith.
Rabbi Irwin Kula was invited back to speak at the annual Big Picture Learning Principal’s Conference in San Diego in February 2012. Big Picture offers a unique approach to transforming education. Its mission is to lead vital changes in the educational system, generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community.
"...We have to find a way to respect religion — it’s just about the only place in this country where we’re even talking about what’s appropriate sexually or not. And we need a religion that can say, we know almost no one even listens to us anymore about sexuality..."