"...In addition, the festival presents the Florida premiere of the play, "The Gospel According to Jerry," co-written by Richard Krevolin, screenwriting professor at USC School of Cinema and TV and Rabbi Irwin Kula, Aaron's other brother and president of Clal, the Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership...."
On the one hand, says Rabbi Brad Hirschfield... “Everything we’re not to talk about in polite company — religion, politics and sex — are precisely the things we need to talk about most. Part of the reason Santorum is able to do what he’s doing is that there’s a genuine hunger for the language of faith in public discourse..."
Rabbis Without Borders (RWB) are rabbis who offer Jewish wisdom in ways that can help people meet challenges and grow. As with all things Jewish, they provide a variety of perspectives and look at life and the tradition from many angles. And now 10 RWB rabbis are making their thoughts and teachings available through a dedicated blog on www.myjewishlearning.com/blogs/rabbiswithoutborders.
"...Is there a way to see some benefit or truth in another’s views? Is it possible that our values are not all about being clearly right or wrong? Can you live in the possibility that truth is not a monopoly? And might this be a Jewish principle? Perhaps Judaism has wisdom for what is lacking in our public, on the divisive discussions that face society today? ..."
"...I think this issue was well summed up by Rabbi Brad Hirschfield in his “For God’s Sake” blog in the Washington Post. In his Feb. 9 posting, he wrote that “[w]hile church-separation is a wise and necessary policy, separation is not about discrimination against, or hostility toward, religion. The regulation, as newly reformulated is clumsy at best, insensitive for certain, and may even be illegally hostile to religion. This one needs to change."
"...As with most years, 2012 will be filled with opportunity and challenge. No matter what it brings though, the year ahead will be best for those who appreciate that principled pragmatism, not puritanism, is the path to success in almost every instance, both for American and for Jews...."
Brad Hirschfield talks to Charles about the GOP race and the comparison between Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin. Listen...
"Payne Nation," (Sun Broadcast)
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. Today: Did the media cross a line in showing Whitney Houston's casket?
"...Rabbis Without Borders are rabbis who offer wisdom from the Jewish tradition in ways that can be helpful to you in your life. As rabbis, we want to use Jewish tradition to help you flourish, to help you live and grow. The “without borders” part means not that we travel around the world, but that we offer you wisdom from a variety of Jewish perspectives...."
Poet Janet R. Kirchheimer's work is featured on the literary journal, Drafthorse.