Should George Zimmerman's lawyers have dropped the case? April 11, 2012

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Today: Should George Zimmerman's lawyers have kept the case and expressed more concerned with Zimmerman's mental health, or were they right to drop it since Zimmerman wasn't consulting them?

From The Washington Post Conversations Live Q & A with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

Why is this app different from all other apps? April 9, 2012

"...This is a very exciting project,” commented David Kraemer, the librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary (and Clal Senior Associate), who is the app’s primary author...“We have used the old to inform the new in the most creative and beautiful way possible....It is my hope that people use the app to create as full or as simple a Seder experience as is fitting for them...."

8 things you need to know about Passover 2012 April 9, 2012

Brad Hirschfield joins Live to answer some basic questions about Passover, and addresses them in his opinion column at Sample question: What's the deal with matzah? View... LIVE, 4/6/12

Coming to a seder near you: A haggadah on your iPad April 9, 2012

"...The challenge was, OK, say something in one minute about ‘Dayenu,’ or say something in one minute about the Four Questions or the four sons,” (Rabbi Irwin) Kula said, naming a few of the better-known parts of the haggadah. “Say something in one minute that is accessible and usable and relevant — that gets the job done, which is to help create meaning in people’s lives..."

Passover and the hunger for human connection April 9, 2012

"...But there is another kind of hunger to which Passover responds as well: the hunger for human connection and the repair and restoration of personal relationships. Passover is not only about addressing the physical hunger of others, but of our own emotional and spiritual hunger as well...."

What lessons can we learn from Holy Week? April 9, 2012

Brad Hirschfield joins Live to talk about how both Passover and Easter offer stories of freedom and hope; rebirth and renewal. View... LIVE, 4/5/12

Brad Hirschfield on Non-Jewish Couples Embracing Jewish Rituals, KTAR, Phoenix April 5, 2012

Brad Hirschfield joins KTAR to talk about non-Jewish couples having Jewish weddings. "They're embracing the rituals, not the faith," he says.


From The Karie and Chuck Show, KTAR (Phoenix), 4/4/12

Brad Hirschfield on Passover/Easter & What's Up with the Egg? On WDUN, Atlanta April 5, 2012

Brad Hirschfield joins Bill and Joel to talk about Passover and Easter rituals, and why the egg is significant.


From the Bill and Joel Morning Show, WDUN,Atlanta,GA. 4/2/12

Clal Recognized on The Daily Beast/Newsweek’s List of “Top 50 Rabbis” April 4, 2012

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.”

Tim Tebow is coming to NY April 3, 2012

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.

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