Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership named Debra Tuchman as chairman, succeeding Larry Gellman.
"...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..."
Brad Hirschfield speaks with Lars Larson about President Obama’s comments on Israel, the Palestinians, and bringing peace to the Middle East.
"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..."
"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..."
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield joins Michel Martin and Prof. Harvey Cox to look at the history of these apocalyptical predictions.
Rabbi Irwin Kula joins Fox News LIVE to discuss apocalyptic thinking — when and why does it resonate with society?
"San Francisco is poised to become the first American municipality to ban the circumcision of infant boys, and like most things associated with circumcision, it’s a very sensitive issue..."
"...It turns out, that like so many things in life, the traits which empower our ability to rise, are the same ones which bring us down. The real story lies in what we learn from the rising and falling. That’s what defines the hero. ..."
Is heaven a fairytale? Brad Hirschfield talks about Stephen Hawking’s proclamation of heaven as non-existent.