Finding Faith without Fanaticism

by Laura Ellis on April 20, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009
Finding Faith without Fanaticism
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, like all of us, was shaken by the events of September 11, 2001 – but his reasons were different. Once a militant Zionist activist in the West Bank, Rabbi Hirschfield saw the terrorist acts as a reflection of his own fanatical past. In his new book, “You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith without Fanaticism,” he encourages tolerance, inclusiveness, and a movement toward religious plurality. He’ll expound on these ideas on our show this Monday. Call with your thoughts on whether – and how – religions with differing principles can peacefully coexist.

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