"...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...."
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.
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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....”
"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..."
Father Dave Dwyer and Rabbi Brad Hirschfield discuss reactions to post 9/11 on the tenth anniversary.
Brad Hirschfield talks about the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and Mayor Bloomberg's decision to exclude clergy.
From BBC World Service, 9/10/11
Brad Hirschfield joined Stuart Varney to discuss Rep. Waxman's recent comments on Rep. Turner's NY victory.
Varney & Co., 9/15/11 From Fox Business Network
Aaron Imholte speaks with Brad Hirschfield, whom he calls the “Derek Jeter of rabbis,” about how we choose to remember.