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The number of Bible skeptics has nearly doubled to 19%, which is equal to the number who define themselves as "Bible-engaged." According to Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, Passover is a time when both the skeptics and the engaged can coexist.
This week is one of the holiest in the year for Christians and Jews around the world, as Christian Holy Week overlaps with the beginning of Passover. In a recent study by the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project that included over 40,000 people...
The movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe, continues to attract money (it's earned over $178 million in its first two weeks of release) and controversy. Everyone seems to be talking about it, from the Vatican to Jon Stewart, and it's been...
On any given day, people come together in cities across the world to march, rally or demonstrate to make their voices heard. Recently, Syrian refugees in Jordan, gun control protesters in Connecticut, immigration advocates in Washington are just a...
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court made a significant ruling removing limits on the amount of money individuals can contribute to federal political campaigns. Money in politics is nothing new, according to Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of CLAL...
Over the past few weeks, news channels have been giving round-the-clock coverage to two ongoing tragic stories – the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the massive mudslide in Oso, Washington. Both stories feature a staggering loss of life in...
This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. In the case, the owners of Hobby Lobby, a privately owned chain of stores, contend that the contraception requirements of the Affordable Care Act violate their...
The Internet is 25-years-old, Facebook turned 10, and Twitter just celebrated its 8th birthday. Social media is now a part of daily life. Americans are spending a lot of time on social media, but how much and what for?
This week Vladimir Putin led Russia in the annexation of Crimea, the latest move in the international crisis unfolding between Russia and Ukraine. According to Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of CLAL and Co-founder and Executive Editor of...
According to a recent Gallup poll, nearly one in four Americans cite unemployment as the most important problem facing our country. As so many people continue to struggle and government programs are cut, they are looking for ways to survive. One...