Brad HirschfieldNamed as one of the nation’s 50 most influential rabbis in Newsweek, and one of the top 30 “Preachers and Teachers” by Beliefnet.com.
Archive: Brad Hirschfield
Raising questions, however uncomfortable, does not constitute bias against the group to whom those questions are addressed.
By Brad Hirschfield | Mar 11, 2011 4:10 PM | COMMENTS (0)
Over the centuries, millions of people have been subjected to everything from regular degradation to the most horrendous suffering, including mass murder, all because they were outside of some other group’s salvation scheme. That tragic behavior continues to this very day in more places and ways than we can name.
By | Mar 16, 2011 2:42 PM | COMMENTS (0)
Values are big ideas which must be translated into real life.
By Brad Hirschfield | Mar 30, 2011 12:12 PM | COMMENTS (0)
Also, for people like Jones -- people who see themselves as the keepers of the “real truth” which is missed by the “misguided masses,” condemnations from the outside simply reinforce the notion that Jones and those like him are really correct
By Brad Hirschfield | Apr 8, 2011 11:10 AM | COMMENTS (0)
Passover is not simply a Jewish holiday.
By Brad Hirschfield | Apr 18, 2011 10:31 AM | COMMENTS (0)
People make really interesting decisions about how and when to integrate religion into their lives
By | Apr 29, 2011 7:04 AM | COMMENTS (0)
People directly touched by the events of 9/11 or other acts of terror have a right to respond differently than those whose lives were not similarly shattered.
By Brad Hirschfield | May 4, 2011 5:09 PM | COMMENTS (0)
I am pretty confident that the world will still be here after May 21st.
By Brad Hirschfield | May 11, 2011 2:55 PM | COMMENTS (0)
There is no question that Oprah created a kind of religion over the past 25 years.
By Brad Hirschfield | May 25, 2011 12:57 PM | COMMENTS (0)
This is a sensitive issue in which the thoughts and feelings of all involved should be carefully heard.
By Brad Hirschfield | Jun 6, 2011 9:08 PM | COMMENTS (0)
By distancing Breivik from Christianity, those who do so are simply looking for an easy way out - one which refuses to take responsibility for Christianity capacity to generate terror.
By Brad Hirschfield | Jul 29, 2011 9:24 AM | COMMENTS (0)
Rick Perry and his allies mobilize not only around faith, but around the felt feeling of millions that their faith is seen as unimportant or even backward. Frank Bruni’s approach to faith and prayer fuels that fire and provides ammunition to precisely those people about whom Bruni claims to be concerned.
By Brad Hirschfield | Aug 10, 2011 10:51 AM | COMMENTS (0)
Sabbath is a method or a value more than it is a rigid recipe or fixed practice.
By Brad Hirschfield | Aug 18, 2011 10:03 PM | COMMENTS (0)
When Rick Perry and the millions of others who resist the concept of evolution, they not only resist science in potentially dangerous ways, they disown a fundamental truth about the faith they follow.
By Brad Hirschfield | Aug 25, 2011 8:04 AM | COMMENTS (0)
Secularists, (atheists really), are following other ethnic and religious identity groups in using academia to create and/or shore up a particular cultural identity.
By Brad Hirschfield | Aug 31, 2011 11:44 AM | COMMENTS (0)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg should take a lesson from President Obama when it comes to memorializing the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
By Brad Hirschfield | Sep 7, 2011 11:12 AM | COMMENTS (0)
Judaism reflects a complex view of money, one which is neither typically liberal nor conservative.
By Brad Hirschfield | Sep 28, 2011 8:47 PM | COMMENTS (0)
Covenant is about making the best deal you can, given the circumstances you are in, in order to advance the values shared by the parties to the covenant.
By Brad Hirschfield | COMMENTS (0)