How to Best Remember the Fallen This Memorial Day? May 31, 2011

"Because memories need to be created, the issue is how we choose to acknowledge the debt we owe to those who have helped to make the lives we enjoy possible. That also means that those who enjoy more of the American Dream have a greater obligation to acknowledge that which we enjoy..."


By Brad Hirschfield from’s Fox Forum, Opinion

2012 Presidential Race Begins to Heat Up May 27, 2011

Political analyst Alan Colmes, Fox News contributor Monica Crowley and National Jewish Center for Learning & Leadership’s Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on the 2012 presidential race and the debate over Medicare reform.

From Fox Business, Lou Dobbs Tonight

Peace in the Middle East? May 26, 2011

Lou Dobbs and Rabbi Brad Hirschfield talk about the President’s peace plan for the Middle East.

From The Lou Dobbs Show, Lou Dobbs Radio,

A Call for Jewish Education Through Gaming and Game Design May 26, 2011

In the lede on 5/26/11: "What will ‘Jewish’ look like as today’s new media evolves into tomorrow’s new media? Learners are increasingly Gamers, Designers, and Builders (Tinkerers). New media landscapes allow learners to develop and hone their affinities, teach themselves, and mentor their virtual peers. They collaborate in problem solving online and offline, and their design skills are increasingly important.

Obama's Israel policy, 1967 borders and more May 25, 2011

"Everyone is responding to President Obama’s remarks on the Middle East, to PM Netanyahu’s response, both to the President and to the world. Seems to me that it has become a giant Rorschach test in which people see what they already believe & not a process likely to bring any positive change. Personally, I think that the President was largely on target and that Netanyahu missed a real opportunity, even if some of his objections are fair.

People on the move May 25, 2011

Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership named Debra Tuchman as chairman, succeeding Larry Gellman.

From The Denver Post

Did Religion Create Civilization? May 25, 2011

"...The assumption was that settling down to lives of farming, people built cities, created art and made up organized religions to suit the new needs they faced in the transition from hunter-gathers to farmers. Or not..."


From Brad Hirschfield’s blog on The Huffington Post

President Obama on Israel and the Palestinians May 24, 2011

Brad Hirschfield speaks with Lars Larson about President Obama’s comments on Israel, the Palestinians, and bringing peace to the Middle East.


From the Lars Larson Show syndicated by Compass Media Networks,

Did God Create The World? May 24, 2011

"Okay, to be fair, that is a somewhat hyperbolic question, and one which nobody can claim to have proof or even scientific evidence for. Of course, that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. It simply means that the endless debates about that question being answerable through science are really a waste of time. Not a waste of time however, is new evidence that the yearning to connect with God or gods may very well have created civilization as we know it..."

Circumcision wars in California May 24, 2011

"The attempt to make circumcision illegal, including those performed for religious reasons, is spreading beyond San Francisco, which aimed last week to become the first American municipality to ban the practice...[ and it] represent[s] an increasing trend away from the practice, or at least away from the presumption of its necessity..."

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