What happens when the Messiah doesn’t show? May 11, 2011

"I am a Jew, and one who believes in the coming of the Messiah, but I am far more interested in making the world messianic – peaceful, plentiful and teeming with life, than I am with the question of when the Messiah will actually arrive..."


From Brad Hirschfield’s blog in the Washington Post’s "On Faith" Column

Tweeting the Encyclopedia of Jewish Women May 10, 2011

"‘Big Hats and bigger opinions, she knew ‘This woman’s place is in the House—the House of Representatives,’ Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder tweeted on May 2, the launch day for Jewish Women’s Archive’s ‘#jwapedia: Tweeting the Encyclopedia’ project.

Our Top 10 Israeli Foods - Bring Them Home This Yom Ha'atzmaut May 10, 2011

"To experience the complete wonder of contemporary Israeli food you might have to get on a plane, but if you want to bring home a bit of the flavor for Israeli Independence Day today, consider this short list..."

By Ruth Abusch-Magder from The Jew & the Carrot on The Forward

President Obama on Israel’s 63rd Birthday May 10, 2011

"...Like so much of what the President has done regarding Israel, the words are all right, (the unbreakable bond between our two nations, the necessity to pursue peace for the security of our two nations and that of the world, etc.) but it doesn’t quite “sing”..."

From Windows & Doors, Brad Hirschfield’s daily blog on Beliefnet

Bin Laden's Death: Should We Celebrate? May 9, 2011

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield joins Fox News LIVE to discuss the controversy over celebrating Bin Laden’s death.

Fox News.com Live "God Talk", 5/6/11

Should we celebrate the death of an enemy? May 9, 2011

Brad Hirschfield talks about the death of Bin Laden and our reaction to it.


From the Lars Larson Show syndicated by Compass Media Networks,

Yom HaZikaron 2011: Remembering Israel’s Fallen May 9, 2011

"...There has to be a difference between innocent victims of crime, whether here or in Israel. If we do make that distinction, are we not succumbing to the murderers’ claim that both soldiers and civilians are “legitimate targets”? If we mourn terror victims and fallen soldiers together, do we not blur a line which should remain clear and bright regardless of politics and policy?..."

Jewish newspaper edits Hillary Clinton out of ‘Situation Room’ photo May 9, 2011

"...That kind of manipulation, not only violates the terms under which the White House makes such images available to the press, but suggests some real problems with the paper and it’s readership which presumably supports such manipulation..."

Celebrate Mother's Day ... Biblically May 8, 2011

"...But our relationships with those commandments, like our relationships with our parents, can themselves become hollow routines that fail to inspire and evoke our best behavior. That's where the brilliance of Mother's Day comes in..."


From Brad Hirschfield’s blog on The Huffington Post

To Celebrate Bin Laden's Death, or Not? May 6, 2011

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield discusses the controversy over celebrating Bin Laden’s death with Mario Solis Marich.

The Mario Solis Marich Show, Progressive Talk AM 760, KKZN, Denver, 5/5/10

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