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

Stone Pillows: Blessing January 25, 2011

"I long for stones to put under my head,
to dream of a ladder that reaches
into the sky, where angels go up and down,
to know that God was in this place,..."


From JWorld Cafe, the Poetica Magazine Blog, 1/16/11

What makes a hospital Catholic? Jewish? Etc? January 25, 2011

"The word hospital generally denotes a place where medical science, not theology, reigns — at least in this country. Until now people have been able to assume that their health, as defined by them, their doctors, medical science and civil law were the governing issues in any decision-making process. The introduction of religious doctrine into that process was at the patient’s will, not the hospitals’...."

Alabama Governor's Comment -- and Our Response -- Was Wrong January 21, 2011

"Who is included in your spiritual or ideological family? Who are your "brothers and sisters"? What is your relationship to those who are not?..."


From Brad Hirschfield’s Blog on The Huffington Post
, 1/21/11

Excerpts quoted in The Toronto Star, 1/21/11

Who Are Your "Brothers and Sisters"? Ask Governor Bentley January 20, 2011

"Who is included in your spiritual family? Who are your brothers and sisters? What is your relationship to those who are not? Events this week in Alabama evoke all these questions...."

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

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