Brad Hirschfield


An acclaimed author, lecturer, rabbi, and commentator on religion, society and pop culture, Brad Hirschfield offers a unique perspective on the American spiritual landscape and political and social trends to audiences nationwide.

Stories by Brad Hirschfield
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How to have a happy Thanksgivukkah

The worlds of the pilgrims and Maccabees collide and find themselves a common message in “Thanksgivukkah.”

Air Force makes God optional

The second production model F-35A Lightning II aircraft flies above the compass rose of Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air … Continued

Rabbis gone viral

A visitor is seen at the You Tube stand during the annual MIPCOM television program market in Cannes, southeastern France, … Continued

What Pew’s Jewish poll reveals about the faithful –and faithless

June 4, 2013A Star of David decorates the ceiling at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.Astrid Riecken / For The … Continued

Colorado floods of ‘biblical proportions’

Sept. 14, 2013A wall clings to the remnants of a house in Jamestown, Colo., after a flash flood destroyed much … Continued

Rosh Hashanah and the truth about the creation story

The shofar, a ram’s horn, is blown as part of the Rosh Hashanah ritual. (AP) Rosh Hashanah is not only … Continued

Measles outbreak in Texas church leads to soul-searching, thank God

(Jacquelyn Martin/AP ) There are 20 confirmed cases of measles in the latest outbreak of this preventable disease, according to … Continued

Sam Horowitz video: Bar Mitzvah battles go viral

<iframe width=”584″ height=”329″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/g-ByhUDUllM?feature=oembed” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> How much is “too much”? What is the definition of appropriate celebration for a … Continued

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Who is Pope Francis to judge?

He’s the pope. Isn’t that part of his job? If not him, then who?

George Zimmerman, ‘Good Samaritan’?

Jacob Langston/ Orlando Sentinel To the extent that he ever left, George Zimmerman is back in the news, an in … Continued