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Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

First Responders: Our Ingratitude

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

It is painful to me, and frankly a national disgrace, that we so mistreat those 9/11 first responders. Hundreds of them rushed into the fray. They followed their human instinct that was stronger in them than in most others to save lives, and it cost many their own lives.


Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

Who else bears responsibility for the atrocities in Paris? It was not only the individual terrorists. They were trained, nurtured, supported, inspired and embraced by a murderous philosophy.

SodaStream and Scarlett Johansson: Three Comments

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

Those who support boycotting Israel are often blinded by hatred. They single out Israel as the world's worst oppressor. They do it to delegitimize Israel in the eyes of the world.

The Pew Survey of U.S. Jews: Ramifications and Recommendations

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

There are fewer Jews (except for the Orthodox). There are fewer Jews marrying Jews. There are fewer Jewish children. There are fewer Jews who affiliate with the Jewish community. There is fewer Jewish intensity.