Rabbi: By 'blood libel' claim Palin admits 'words can be deadly' January 27, 2011

"Rabbi Brad Hirschfield: ...‘By claiming that others’ words are a blood libel that endangers her, she’s at least admitting the prospect that claims her words endangered others could be true....’ Rabbi Irwin Kula: ...‘Sarah Palin’s use of this term ‘blood libel’ indicates that she sees herself as the victim this week. This is a profoundly distorted experience of reality that any sane person in this country from left to far right should see ’...."

Holocaust Remembrance: Who Owns Memory? January 27, 2011

"...Memory is an aggressive act — one which requires choices, choices which determine how future generations understand their past and create their future. History is not simply something that happened. It is created by those who recount it...." More...

From Brad Hirschfield’s Blog on The Huffington Post

Remembering the Holocaust when the survivors are gone January 26, 2011

"...when it comes to human suffering, two things are always true. First, when the suffering happens to those close to you, there is uniqueness to it, because you have a unique relationship to those affected. Second, the more people feel connected to a tragedy, the more likely they are to remember and fight to keep it from happening again...."


Joel Osteen On Piers Morgan Tonight: "Homosexuality Is A Sin" January 26, 2011

"...I want to know why Osteen wasn’t asked if he is concerned about describing gay people as sinners, given the violence which such language can inspire.

International Day of Holocaust Remembrance January 26, 2011

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield speaks with Aaron Imholte about Holocaust remembrance.

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From Aaron in the Afternoon KLFD, St. Cloud, MN, aired 1/26/11

Irwin Kula at Big Picture January 25, 2011

This month Rabbi Irwin Kula was invited back to Big Picture Learning to give the keynote address at its annual Principal’s Conference (the only keynoter ever invited back!). Big Picture offers a unique approach to transforming education. Its mission is to lead vital changes in the educational system, both here and abroad, by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community.

Clal Hanukkah Cards Help Mark the Celebration at Massachusetts General Hospital January 25, 2011

Occasionally friends let us know how they use the Clal holiday resource cards, and we love to hear from them.

Elton John's a Sinner According to Joel Osteen January 25, 2011

"...Osteen holds to an unpopular position while freely admitting that he doesn’t necessarily have the whole picture. If all conversations around gayness, especially when related to religion, held to that approach, every conversation around this typically divisive issue would be safer, wiser and more productive..." More...

From Brad Hirschfield’s Blog on The Huffington Post

Sacred Sex January 25, 2011

Irwin Kula uncovers why our inherited legacies and attitudes about sex inhibit our abilities to have meaningful sexual experiences. Kula introduces his steps to enjoying conscious and sacred sex.

From Jewish TV Network, posted on Jewish Press International

Davos and Judaism: Where the Action Is, and Where It's Not January 25, 2011

"[Steve] Case observes...[people feel that] they should always be where the ‘real’ action is. That is actually tragic. Imagine going through life feeling that the important things are always happening, by definition, where you are not. I think that is how many people feel about being Jewish...."

From Windows & Doors, Brad Hirschfield’s daily blog on Beliefnet

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