"...My short answer: be honest -- religion drove those planes into the building. It's painful to say, especially for a person of faith, but it is we who need to say it most..."
Brad Hirschfield talks with Lars Larson about Mayor Bloomberg banning clergy from official 9/11 events, and Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa’s colorful remarks about the Tea Party.
On September 7, in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, PBS will rebroadcast Frontline producer Helen Whitney’s moving documentary, “Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.” The film explores whether, and in what ways, Americans’ spiritual lives may have changed, and features Rabbis Irwin Kula and Brad Hirschfield. Check local listings.
Join Rabbi Brad Hirschfield for a Live Q & A about the documentary on Sept. 8, from 1-2 pm ET. He'll discuss the impact of 9/11 and his experience of the film ten years later. Click here or go to the film's website.
Irwin Kula joined Fox News.com's "Spirited Debate," to look at America's culture clash over headgear at an amusement park. View...
FoxNews.com LIVE, 9/02/11
Brad Hirschfield joined Lauren Green on Foxnews.com Live to discuss memory, faith and 9/11. View...
FoxNews.com LIVE, 9/02/11
"Articles arguing that reality TV producers need to create, and commit, to a code of ethics, keep popping up..."
"Secularists, atheists really, are following other ethnic and religious identity groups in using academia to create and/or shore up a particular cultural identity. For example, noted atheist secularist, and editor of the Humanistic Bible, A. C. Grayling is opening a “secular university” this year..."
"Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, who brings together game designers and Jewish educators through his organization ConverJent, argues that more Jewish educational websites should become “media remix laboratories.” In a widely-read essay on ejewishphilanthropy.com, “A Call for Jewish Education through Gaming and Game Design,” he imagines a Jewish digital ecosystem in which learners “develop and hone their affinities, teach themselves, and mentor their virtual peers."
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions via video on topics of the day. Today: Is the recession just the norm of the day, and Michele Bachmann and God. Brad Hirschfield’s ethical take on the news.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield’s Live Q & A Conversations are on Washingtonpost.com on Tuesdays at 12:30 Noon each week. Check out the site. Topics are posted that morning. Submit questions early!
"...While not making that claim overtly, Ms. Bachmann consistently approaches both politics and religion from a position of absolutes - the kind of absolutes which, if not absolutely 100 percent correct, can be pretty dangerous. From defaulting on our national debt to abortion to this weekend’s hurricane, there is, according to Michelle Bachmann, only one right answer - hers...."