For God's Sake: Brad Hirschfield

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 12/17/2012

In wake of Newtown massacre, love more important than explanations

Rabbi says right now we must offer love and compassion to make the incomprehensible bearable.

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Tags:  gun; guns; gun control; gun control; massacre; Newton; Connecticut; shoot; shooting; shootings; shooter; Rabbi Brad Hirschfield; Brad Hirschfield

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Protecting circumcision in Germany

Vote to keep the practice legal is a victory for the European nation and for its future, says a rabbi.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rabbi Brad Hirschfield; boys; infant boys; Jewish families; tradition; Jews and Muslims; Islam; Judaism; Germany; circumcision ban; Muslims; infant circumcision; HIV/AIDS; health effects; religious freedom; culture; cultural expression; Brad Hirschfield

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Duchess Kate’s nurse found dead, and her death is what really matters

We care about this story because we love the whiff of a morality play, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kate Middleton; Duchess of Cambridge; personal nurse; nurse; Jacintha Saldanha; death; Scotland Yard; suicide; murder; natural causes; Brad Hirschfield; Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Ryan Andresen: Gay scout, good scout?

Teenager passes almost all requirements to earn Eagle Scout rank, Boy Scouting’s highest designation.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts; gay Scouts; Ryan Andresen; Eagle Scout; Brad Hirschfield; Boy Scouts of America; Karen Andresen; Ellen DeGeneres; California Boy Scout

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 10/01/2012

What Islamists and nontheists have in common

Not only politics that make strange bedfellows, but also religion - and the struggle against it.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  04:39 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brad Hirschfield; Freedom From Religion Foundation; United Nationas Mohamed Morsi; Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi; Muslim Brotherhood

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Understanding Rosh Hashanah 2012 / 5773

Six things that will help you make sense of the Jewish New Year, which begins sundown on Sunday.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rosh Hashanah; Jewish New Year; High Holy Days; Yom Kippur; Brad Hirschfield

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Religious violence is all too real

A verbal war exists between those who think religion is the problem and those who insist it isn’t.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  11:19 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innocence of Muslims; anti-Islam film; violence; U.S. embassy attacks; Islam and Muslims; Prophet Muhammad; Sam Bacile; Brad Hirschfield; Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 08/28/2012

‘God should not be used as an excuse’

The real challenge is to see events as opportunities for us to express greater concern and compassion.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  06:05 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, Brad Hirschfield, on faith, Republican National Convention, RNC, Isaac, Hurricane Isaac, Tropical Storm Isaac

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Forgiving Todd Akin

The desire to be forgiven is only the beginning of the lengthy process of atonement.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  05:51 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, legitimate rape, rape is rape, Todd Akin forgiveness, Brad Hirschfield

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 08/08/2012

What Harry Reid and Mitt Romney could learn from Exodus 23:7

There is a world of difference between telling the truth and steering clear of falsehood.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  06:46 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney tax returns, Sen. Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Brad Hirschfield

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Penn State NCAA penalty: Using a bomb when needing a scalpel

What about the missed opportunity to remind people that victory on the field may actually be linked to losses off of it?

By Brad Hirschfield  |  05:08 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA sanctions, Penn State sex abuse candal, Joe Patenro, Brad Hirschfield

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Boy Scouts of America should learn from its own history

Past experience indicates that with time, the organization is likely to become more, not less, inclusive.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scouts, Brad Hirschfield, homosexuals