Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The dangers of politicians quoting Scriptures to justify separating children from their parents who are entering the United States.

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article213433159.html

This is my most recent newspaper column where I discuss the current issues related to Attorney General Sessions quoting Romans 13 as a justification for incarcerating all children of illegal aliens entering out country from the Mexican border. I am praying and hoping to act too on this subject so as to advocate that the Administration end this policy. So tell me your viewpoint about this tough subject.
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Rabbi Brad Bloom

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The firing of Chaplain Conroy from the House of Representatives.

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article210202244.html


This piece is about the recent firing of Chaplain Conroy from his position as Chaplain of the House of Representatives. He is the first Chaplain to be fired from the position. I am delighted to report to you that Speaker Ryan restored him to his job this week. So I hope you will read this column and share it with others. Remember to click the link so as to save this column in the world digital deities. Let me know what you think!
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Rabbi Bloom

Monday, April 9, 2018

Fake News versus "what you do matters."

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article208313199.html

This is my most recent newspaper column. I write about the story of the two kids at a local elementary school in our community who dressed up as Adolph Hitler. It created a national controversy all the way to CNN. Needless to say the circumstances were very difficult and the publicity was widespread. Yet this column tells the story of how we dealt with the problem and made a positive impact upon 100 fifth graders. Read this piece and tell me what you think.
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Rabbi Bloom

Sunday, March 25, 2018

March for Our Lives in Hilton Head and Bluffton Rally

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/crime/article206595479.html


This is a clip from the recent rally held in Bluffton between students from Bluffton and Hilton Head High Schools. For your information.
More to come. Is this history in the making? Or will it fizzle out? Time will tell. But it certainly good to see how today's young people aren't afraid to speak their mind. I am glad people see how important the value of the right to free speech is and the right to assembly.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Next Year in Jerusalem and Next Year in free as a citizen in America



In honor of Passover I am discussing  the connection between Passover and dilemma of the dreamers who are praying for freedom this year. Obviously this is a complicated issue but when it comes to passover it is hard to ignore the connection for Jews. Have a good read and I am always interested in your reactions whether or not you agree with me. Thankshttp://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article205027724.html



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Finding the language to transcend the political divide.

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/

Shalom to everyone. This most recent newspaper column I wrote hit the issue of how we deal with the tremendous political divide going on in our nation today. Can we adopt an ethos where we can speak with each other even when we have significant disagreement? This is especially relevant in our houses of worship.
Thanks for taking the time to read it. I want to hear your viewpoints.
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Rabbi Bloom

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Parkland Shootings: We do we do now?

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article201305589.html

My heart is torn a part by another shooting. Parkland's shooting and the death of faculty, staff and students remind us how gun violence has turned our schools into killing fields.  My column in the newspaper addresses these issues. We need prayers but that is not all this is needed at this hour. Read on and tell me what you think.
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Rabbi Brad Bloom