Brad Hirschfield joined Lou Dobbs, Susan Ferrechio and Christopher Hahn to discuss Bloomberg's response to Occupy Wall Street, calls for Justice Elena Kagan to recuse herself from the healthcare opinion, the Penn State Scandal and Herman Cain's Perry moment.
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A rabbi known for promoting inclusiveness and diversity spoke at the Capitol Theatre today in Yakima.
"It is no secret that we are living in a new age: an age of openness to new ideas, fluidity of borders, unparalleled access to information, multicultural communities, and easy, speedy connectivity. Rabbi Irwin Kula, co-president of a Jewish think-tank called Clal, with whom I spent several days learning last week, suggests this milieu provides an unprecedented new context for Judaism.
"Honorary doctorates were awarded to 41 rabbis—all members of the Rabbinical Assembly who have served the Jewish community with distinction for 25 years or more—by The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) at a convocation on Tuesday, November 1. Through the degrees, JTS celebrated the achievements of these spiritual leaders and voiced appreciation for their manifold contributions to Jewish life....."
"Hirschfield singled out politics and religion as the two arenas where fanaticism is taking its greatest toll. He said political pundits and religious leaders alike are working hard to sell people on hard-line conservative and liberal positions instead of asking honest questions on important issues...."
"Rabbis Without Borders (RWB), Clal’s landmark initiative that helps rabbis make Jewish thought and practice more available for improving people’s lives, selected its third class for its competitive rabbinic fellowship program. More than 90 applicants competed for the 22 spots. Of those selected, Marc Soloway from Boulder, Colo., was picked for this prestigious program...."
"For the first time in history, Steve Greenberg, an openly-gay American rabbi ordained by the Orthodox movement, has officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony.
"What would you have done, if you were Coach Joe Paterno? How would you have handled the news, brought to you by a graduate assistant, that a longtime colleague was seen raping a little boy in YOUR locker room?..."
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Rabbis Without Borders (RWB), Clal’s landmark initiative that helps rabbis make Jewish thought and practice more available for improving people’s lives, selected its third class for its competitive rabbinic fellowship program. More than 90 applicants competed for the 22 spots (for a complete list see: 2011-2012 Rabbinic Fellows, http://rabbiswithoutborders.org/?q=alumni#rabbinic-fellows).