"...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..."
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield discusses the controversy over celebrating Bin Laden’s death with Mario Solis Marich.
"Osama Bin Laden’s death continues to evoke celebration, both privately and publicly around the country. Crowds are still gathering in Lower Manhattan, especially near Ground Zero, and in front of the White House. But what does it mean to cheer another person’s death, even if they are a genuine enemy? Is it appropriate? Is it inevitable? Is it necessary?..."
Rabbi Irwin Kula joined Dr. Mike Newcomb to talk about the consequences of the death of Bin Laden.
Nationally syndicated — The Mike Newcomb Show, KPHX, Phoenix, AZ, 5/3/11
"Apparently, and contrary to the old adage, there really are atheists in foxholes, and in many other places in the US military. It should come as no surprise that military, like the rest of America, includes atheists and secular humanists among its ranks. More surprisingly perhaps, is a request which some of them are making..."
On May 3, Master Sergeant Keith A. Walker and Kathy Mosher, a nurse who served in Operation Desert Storm, came to Clal to present Janet R. Kirchheimer with the 261st Signal Brigade’s Certificate of Appreciation and other awards for her work with the Multi–National Forces in Baghdad in 2009. Ms. Kirchheimer helped create the special program to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Between Two Worlds is a personal essay film telling five riveting stories that go beyond political postures to reveal the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today’s American Jewish community.
Aaron Imholte asks Irwin Kula to "give us a little moral clarity into the death of Osama bin Laden."
"As celebratory crowds continue to gather around the country, especially near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, and in front of the White House, Americans are sending a message about who we are. Is it the one we want to send? Is it the one we should be sending?..."
"As I waited for the President’s speech, I realized I really didn’t know how I felt. Relief? Renewed sadness over 9/11? How are you supposed to feel when your enemy falls?..." More...
By Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster from Rabbis for Human Rights — North America