"The issue of homosexuality is among the most polarizing issues in our society. Without addressing what the ‘right’ answers are, there is no question that there are few issues over which we hurt each other more than how we address homosexuality in general and, far more importantly, gay men and women in particular. How can we stop hurting each other?..."
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield speaks to attendees in a variety of sessions at the Parliament which took place in Melbourne, Australia, and included:
Rabbi Hirschfield spoke at Syracuse at two events: first, he gave a talk entitled “Taking God Public: A Rabbi Blogs to the World About Good, Evil, and Much More,” which was sponsored by the Religion and Society Program in The College of Arts and Sciences, and second, he led an open conversation on inter and intra religious dialogue titled “Celebrating Unity With Uniformity”, which was sponsored by Hendricks Chapel, Hillel at Syracuse University, and InterFaith Works.
Focusing on Holocaust remembrance, what ”Never Again” means, genocide, and the State of Israel, Ben Merens engages Professor Elie Wiesel, a Clal founder, in the first half hour and Rabbi Irwin Kula in the second half hour. Kula responds to some of Wiesel's comments in this interview.
"The case of little Ela Reyes raises many thorny issues about church/state entanglement, parenting in a multicultural world, and the challenge of religious pluralism. Ela’s parents, Rebecca Reyes (born Jewish) and her now ex-husband Joseph Reyes (raised Catholic, converted to Judaism, and now returning to the Church) found themselves in court over the issue of his right to bring Ela to church. ..."
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield is interviewed by Lars Larson about former President Bill Clinton, the Tea Party, and freedom and responsible discourse.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield talks with Lars Larson about the politics of Tea Party.
Radio Host Brian Lehrer moderated a dialogue at WNYC on how public intellectuals can best bring scholarly scrutiny and the wisdom of their faiths beyond the ivory tower to the biggest public debates of today. Joining the event, which was hosted by the prestigious Auburn Theological Seminary, was Rabbi Irwin Kula. Listen to the podcast...
Rabbi Irwin Kula speaks with Lars Larson about taxes, holding politicians accountable, and our social contract.
Chuck Freeman speaks with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield about taxes and the common good, and the rising influence of the Tea Party.