Faith and Finance: The Power of Prayer December 6, 2011

"Irwin Kula talks to WCBS-TV News (NYC) about using prayer for material gain..."

WCBS-TV News, 12/02/11

Spirituality and Leadership December 5, 2011

"Brad Hirschfield joins Vocalo on WBEZ to discuss the role of spirituality in leadership, a topic he presented at the 48th Annual Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast..."

More..., Chicago Public Media 12/01/11

Controversial Israeli ad campaign: An age-old tale December 5, 2011

"...To be sure, how Jews experience and express their Jewishness in contemporary America is changing. Rising rates of marriage between Jews and non-Jews and sinking rates of affiliation with traditional Jewish communal institutions raise questions about where Jewish life in America is headed. But to assume that these changes signal the end of Jewishness in America is absurd....""

Democrats Tout Faith Credentials for 2012 December 5, 2011

Irwin Kula joined Fox's "Spirited Debate," to discuss the new found role of faith in the Democratic party. View... LIVE, 12/02/11

Rabbi Without Borders to Teach in Medical School December 5, 2011

Rabbi Jason Miller has been invited to teach in the new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, Michigan (

The Chief Rabbi And The Rebbe December 1, 2011

"...Rabbi Brad Hirschfield...attended the banquet and said he was struck by the mutual respect and affection between the chief rabbi and the shluchim, iconic symbols of two distinctly different wings of Orthodoxy. That Chabad invited the chief rabbi to address what is perhaps the most important organizational event on the Chabad calendar, said Rabbi Hirschfield..."

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times for Women Rabbis December 1, 2011

According to Rabbi Sirbu, once the movement began to ordain women, it rested on its laurels. “We didn’t do enough,” she said. “There are a number of issues. Most of us were educated to believe that God is a man, even though that isn’t at all conscious. Even today, we use male God language. The default pronoun for God is he. For many people, the rabbi serves as God’s surrogate, so when you think rabbi you think he.

The Power of Blessing Someone November 30, 2011

"...early in my career as a chaplain, I asked a Jewish patient whom I was visiting if she would like me to say the Jewish prayer for healing for her called the Mishebeirach, literally meaning, ‘May the one who blesses.’ She said yes, and I chanted the ancient words, inserting her name at the appropriate place in the blessing asking for a complete recovery of body and soul. When, I concluded the prayer, I looked up to see tears streaming down her face. I sat with her as she composed herself.

Brad Hirschfield on Finding Thanks at Thanksgiving November 30, 2011

Brad Hirschfield looks at the meaning of the holiday and the lesson of gratitude.

Bridges TV, 11/29/11

Does it matter if Herman Cain had an affair? November 30, 2011

"As new allegations against Herman Cain emerge, the nagging question about politicians and sexual misconduct come to the fore: Does it matter if Cain had an affair?..."

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

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