Rabbi Jill Jacobs Will Head Rabbis for Human Rights-North America April 15, 2011

"‘When you say ‘human rights’ you never think of someone who isn’t liberal. The real challenge of RHR is that it’s not really rabbis for human rights now. It’s liberals who happen to be rabbis for human rights. Can she widen the tent? That will be her challenge,’" said Rabbi Irwin Kula. More...
By Debra Nussbaum Cohen from The Forward

Rabbi Irwin Kula is the ‘accidental playwright’ April 15, 2011

"Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of Clal–The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, thought he’d done it all — books published, movies produced, appearances on notable television and radio shows. Writing a play never occurred to him, though.

Prominent rabbi's play to premiere at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company April 15, 2011

Prominent Rabbi Irwin Kula’s new play “The Gospel According to Jerry” will premiere at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company April 16-May 8. More...

by Acts of Faith from Star Tribune, Minneapolis St. Paul,

When The ‘Arab Spring’ Meets The Seder April 15, 2011

"‘Liberals will use the Exodus story to confirm what they already believe — Wow, isn’t this great! The Arabs are having their own exodus now! And if one is conservative and suspicious of what’s going on in the Middle East, they’ll tend to see the Pharaoh and slavery lurking just beneath the Arab spring.’" More...

By Eric Herschthal from the Jewish Week
, 4/12/11

The Gospel According to Jerry by Rabbi Irwin Kula Opens in Minnesota April 14, 2011

This new comedy by Richard Krevolin and Irwin Kula will premiere at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company April 16-May 8, 2011.

The Gospel According to Jerry tells a story about Jerry Silver, a divorced rabbi with a personal void, and Nia Thompson, a devout church-going African American woman. Their lives intersect when Nia signs up for an over-eaters’ anonymous group that Jerry is leading for a master’s degree. A heartwarming relationship unfolds in this funny, new play that takes a contemporary look at spirituality, bias, stereotypes, and Jewish-African American connections.

Foods of Passover April 14, 2011

Rabbi Irwin Kula talks with Mike Horn about the foods of Passover.

From What’s Cookin’ Today on CRN

Comings & Goings April 14, 2011

Debra Tuchman of Denver is beginning a three-year term as the new chairman of the board of directors of Clal–The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.

By Uriel Heilman from the JTA

Passover April 11, 2011

Fifty years ago this spring, as Jews celebrated leaving Egypt, Americans were setting out on a new exodus.

This year we can celebrate both and build a better future by doing so.

Is Religion to Blame for Afghan Violence? April 11, 2011

Rabbi Irwin Kula joins Fox News LIVE to discuss the burning of the Koran in Florida and the violent response in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Fox News.com Live "God Talk", 4/8/11

Facing the veil in France April 11, 2011

"The newly enacted French ban on all face veils is a really poor response to a quite legitimate concern. The concern to which I refer is not what some see as the inevitable takeover of Europe by fundamentalist Muslims..."

From Brad Hirschfield’s blog in the Washington Post’s "On Faith" Column

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