Clal makes the gifts of Jewish tradition accessible tools for spiritual growth and development.
"We have to figure out an ethic and a way to be with each other when there is genuine difference...."
By Adam Phillips from Voice of America—
Rabbi Irwin Kula talks with Erik and Jack about Thanksgiving and being grateful for the parts in our lives that are working.
Ben Merens and Rabbi Brad Hirschfield discuss what it means to be truly thankful ... and how to act upon those feelings.
At Issue with Ben Merens, Wisconsin Public Radio
Rabbi Hirschfield was interviewed on the same topic on Busted Halo, Sirius Satellite Radio, 11/25/09
Rabbi Andrew Hahn, Ph.D., the Kirtan Rabbi, holds regular Kirtans at IYI as well as around the country. Join him for a Hanukah Satsang (Teaching). Featuring Shoshana Jedwab on percussion, Angela Babin on bass guitar, Josh Wotman and the Kirtan Rabbi Posse.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield is interviewed about his book by The Oklahoman. Hirschfield says: "I wrote the book because I believed the tradition that I draw on most, Jewish, and the other traditions that I’ve encountered can be used to help people lead happier, more ethical, more fulfilling lives, because I believe that we need to learn how to be deeply committed and genuinely open....."
"What can each of us do to help heal the world? Rabbi Brad Hirschfield suggests a simple first step: Make an effort to reach 10 percent beyond your own comfort zone — whether the subject is religion or politics or parenting...."
Janet R. Kirchheimer talks with Louie B. Free about her book and Kristallnacht on the anniversary of the horrific event.
"...Rabbi Brad Hirschfield ... said Muslims need to be asking ‘hard questions’ among themselves. ‘I think their way of dealing with it is putting distance between the perpetrator and the tradition,’ ... ‘Which is fine, but they need to ask themselves what is the relationship between the faith which the murderer shared with them, and the act he performed. Simply saying they are unrelated is too easy.’..."
"This year marks the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht and, given the age of the survivors, we will not be marking many more anniversaries
Brad Hirschfield talks about honoring religious diversity, his book You Don’t Have to be Wrong for Me To Be Right, and his work with the Univ. of Oklahoma.