On Welcoming Orthodox Synagogues
Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to speak to young gay and lesbian people. I often ask them to dream with me about their futures. What sort of Jewish lives were sufficiently possible to hope for or to make happen? What did they need in order to make a traditional Jewish life possible for themselves?
"Six graduates of the cantorial program of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion were ordained Sunday at Temple Emanu-El in New
York. The key word here is ‘ordained’..."
Sometimes I want to be a southern girl,
to speak with vowels slow as honey,
to have legs long and lean,
to wear Wrangler boot cut jeans...." More...
By Janet R. Kirchheimer from Midstream Magazine, Spring 2012
"...[Craig] Hatkoff and Rabbi [Irwin] Kula argue that the key to forging greater understanding of one’s ideological opposite is through engendering a sense of sympathy for one another...Through new media platforms, it is possible, according to both Hatkoff and Kula, for people — be they subject matter experts or cultural icons — to share powerful, transformative narratives that effectively diffuse much of the polarization occurring in the nation today.
Leviticus: Tazria/Metzora — (5772)— "As many of us look to gain meaning from Jewish rituals and observances, perhaps there is no time more exciting or more innovative than the present.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Today: Dan Savage recently spoke at a high school journalism conference on bullying, but the students may have gotten more than they bargained for when his speech turned to his critique of the Bible.
Brad Hirschfield joined Lauren Green on Foxnews.com Live’s "Spirited Debate," to discuss the John Edward’s trial — is he a sinner or a criminal? View...
FoxNews.com LIVE, 4/27/12
On April 27, Irwin Kula will participate in the Tribeca Film Festival’s prestigious Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards. The Awards honor the leading disruptive innovators who’ve made an impact in the worlds of business, technology, arts, and entertainment. Honorees this year will include Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder and Chairman of Twitter and John Wood Founder and Board Co-Chair of Room to Read. The event will be held at the NYU Stern School of Business, Tisch Hall, 40 West Fourth Street, in New York City.
"John Edwards is ‘a man who has committed many sins but no crimes.’ That was the recent line from the defense at his trial, and true or not, it’s both a heartening and disturbing claim..."
Clal Teaching Fellow Janet R. Kirchheimer talks about her family's story and reads from her moving book of poetry, How to Spot One of Us, on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Connecticut Style, From WTNH, 4/19/12