Joe Paterno: A scapegoat? July 13, 2012

"Is Joe Paterno becoming a scapegoat? No, I don’t mean is he being unfairly blamed for things he did, or for things he failed to do which he should have. In light of the Freeh investigation, it seems painfully clear that that the answer to that question is no. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t also being used as a scapegoat..."

Irwin Kula on why singles and couples differ politically July 13, 2012

Rabbi Irwin Kula joins Fox News LIVE’s Lauren Green on "Spirited Debate" with Marcia Segelstein to discuss how marital status is shaping the election & keeping Obama ahead.

Fox Live, 7/13/12

Oklahoma City man's faith journey leads him to Judaism July 12, 2012

"Juan Mejia, of Oklahoma City, once dreamed of becoming a Roman Catholic monk, but a life-changing discovery that began with a joke set him on a different path. Mejia said he was 15 when he attended a family Christmas gathering in his native Bogota, Colombia. A relative made an off-color remark, an anti-Semitic joke actually, that made his paternal grandfather very upset.

Should this lifeguard have been fired? July 6, 2012

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. On topic for today: Firing someone for trying to save a life? Is that nuts or could it actually be the correct response? Is there only one right answer to that question? Tomas Lopez left his post to save a man in danger. Did he do the right thing? What would you have done and why?

Andy Griffith was real even if ‘Mayberry’ never existed July 3, 2012

"Andy Griffith, best known for his portrayal of Mayberry’s Sheriff Andy Taylor, died Tuesday. The real question is why the death of an actor most famous for a show that ended its run on television in 1968 is so much in the news?..."

Avner Live!: Distinguished Rabbi Brad Hirschfield by The Showdock Network in Religion July 2, 2012

"Rabbi Brad Hirschfield joins Avner Leib aka Kwass to talk about some engaging topics. He joins Avner Leib to talk about missing Maurice Sendak, the Ultra-Orthodox protest against the Internet at CitiField, and whether the KKK should be able to adopt a highway..."


Brad Hirschfield on the Showdock Network

The Supreme Court: Can the Justices remain objective? June 29, 2012

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. On topic for today: Does legal objectivity exist? Can Supreme Court justices remain impartial, especially when their political leanings are publicly known? What happens when a Justice speaks about an opinion on a topic outside the court that relates to a ongoing case? What ethical obligations they have to remain impartial?

Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein: A feeding frenzy of cruelty June 28, 2012

"...Karen Klein is a bus monitor in Greece, N.Y. Earlier this week, a group of middle school kids tormented and abused Klein. Their verbal taunts ranged from mean-spirited cracks about her weight and age to fantasizing about stabbing and torturing her. A video of this went viral and among the responses was an online fund set up to raise money for Klein...."

From Egypt To Immokalee June 27, 2012

"Part of Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster’s fight against modern-day slavery is professional.As a major goal of her work as director of North American Programs for the continent’s branch of the Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) organization, where she coordinates a national educational and lobbying effort, she is responsible for raising consciousness of the issue. And part of her fight is personal. How she buys bananas.

The bullied bus monitor: Are we doing too much? June 25, 2012

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. On topic for today: Do you think Karen Klein should be receiving thousands of dollars for her troubles? What does the bullying of Karen Klein—and the viral response—say to you about human nature? And what should happen to the kids who bullied her?

From The Washington Post Conversations Live Q & A with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, 6/21/12

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