Protecting circumcision in Germany December 14, 2012

"Despite the efforts, well-intentioned or otherwise, of regional authorities, Germany’s Bundestag or lower house of Parliament, has passed a law protecting circumcision of infant boys. The law is expected to be passed in the upper house, the Bundesrat, as well. ...""

Leading Rabbi: Too Easy to Rush to Judgment on Reason for Shooting December 14, 2012

"Now is not the time for analysis and explanation of the seemingly senseless rampage that left nearly 30 people, most of them young children dead in Connecticut, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, tells Newsmax.TV...""


Hanukkah 2012: A recipe for miracles December 13, 2012

There is more to you than meets the eye. The same can be said for most every person in the world and every situation in which you find yourself.

Remember this and wonderful things can happen. This is a story going back over 2,000 years. It's a Hanukkah story.

Download the Hanukkah Card as a .pdf file

More Than Meets The Eye December 13, 2012

"There is more to you than meets the eye. The same can be said for every person in the world, and every situation in which we find ourselves, be it personally, in our families, our communities, our nation or our world...."

By Brad Hirschfield Special to the Jewish Week,Opinion,

An Agenda for Jewish Games for Learning December 13, 2012

Rabbi Owen Gottlieb’s "Agenda for Jewish Games for Learning" article is featured in the Autumn issue of Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. To read the article, click here and scroll to page 9.

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Why the message of Hanukkah applies to all of us December 10, 2012

Brad Hirschfield joined Lauren Green on Live’s "Spirited Debate," to share the meaning behind the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah and how it can apply to all of us. Watch... LIVE, 12/7/12

Duchess Kate’s nurse found dead, and her death is what really matters December 7, 2012

"By now, you probably know the facts as well as anyone, but just in case: Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to the hospital for severe morning sickness. Australian radio show hosts pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles got one of the duchess’ personal nurses to disclose private information regarding her patient over the phone. That nurse was found dead..."

Brad Hirschfield on Jim Valentine re: Holiday Celebrations December 5, 2012

Brad Hirschfield joins Phil Valentine to talk about a perceived war on Christmas. Christian faith seems to be mocked by over-the-top secular holiday time displays. Public culture needs to be open and respectful of all faith and non-faith celebrations. Listen...

Phil Valentine on Cumulus Media Networks, 12/4/12

Jews, Christians and Muslims? Do Any Two People Worship the Same God? December 5, 2012

"Don’t you love it when great minds think alike? I am not referring to the five contributors to Do Jews, Christians, & Muslims Worship The Same God?, though they are great minds, and in some regards they do think alike. I refer to Robert Hunt and to myself, in that we were both struck by a particular claim made in the book by Professor Jacob Neusner..."

Brad Hirschfield Live: On the fiscal cliff, does either side really want a deal? December 5, 2012

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Will we go over the so-called fiscal cliff? Does either side really want to make a deal on anything other than it's own terms? Is that even a "deal"?

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

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