Brad Hirschfield

Brad Hirschfield is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Brad Hirschfield

Religious freedom was meant to protect not bludgeon. What happened?

By Brad Hirschfield — May 22, 2023
(RNS) — What was once a fight for presence has now become a fight for absence.

Why America needs the shofar

By Brad Hirschfield — September 21, 2022
(RNS) — How the shofar teaches us to listen, and learn.

Celebrating the insurrection of Hanukkah in a year of insurrection

By Brad Hirschfield — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Hanukkah, the story of a second-century BCE insurrection, can shed light on our view of Jan. 6.

Which world do you want to repair?

By Brad Hirschfield — September 1, 2021
(RNS) — The answer is closer than you think.

People won’t be vaccinated for bread — or million-dollar lotteries — alone

By Brad Hirschfield — June 25, 2021
(RNS) — The vaccination campaign has come down to a struggle between medical reality and personal perception.

I Believe! … In QAnon? What nonbelievers don’t get about conspiracy beliefs

By Brad Hirschfield — June 7, 2021
(RNS) — We need to stop asking them to justify their conclusions and try to understand why QAnon works for them.

Five takeaways from Pew’s massive study of American Jews

By Brad Hirschfield — May 11, 2021
(RNS) — What does the study tell us: What do they tell us that we didn't know before? What's worth acting on? More than what it says about who we are, what do we want to be?

Jewish health system accused of vaccine violations is a case of solidarity gone wrong

By Brad Hirschfield — December 28, 2020
(RNS) — The real moral hazard they've fallen into is building a faith identity or communal solidarity on otherness, victimhood or grievance.

Applause for Oklahoma’s day of prayer and fasting

By Brad Hirschfield — December 3, 2020
(RNS) — Whether or not Gov. Kevin Stitt means to include nonbelievers in his state, this proclamation is worthy of applause.
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