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SOW 42 - Religion and Politics with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

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Release Date: 02/24/2014

143: Profit From Migration, Tidal Wave & Big Government show art 143: Profit From Migration, Tidal Wave & Big Government

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Jason Hartman and Rabbi Evan Moffic talk about the big migration out of high density areas. Starting in 2016 a trend of moving to low density areas started to grow and the pandemic has encouraged the departure from more densely populated areas. While these trends may rely heavily on the wants and needs of Generation Z, health issues and worker experiences might speed up the migration.  Key Takeaways: [4:00] Pandemic proved how densely we are living, and also how successfully you can live working remotely [7:00] Starting in 2016, a trend of non-metropolitan counties were gaining population...

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142: The Solution To Everything show art 142: The Solution To Everything

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Today, Rabbi Moffic discusses wealth in terms of freedom, independence, and the ability to live the kind of life that we’d like. Of course, we must learn to navigate challenging times. Rabbi Moffic reminds of the Hebrew scripture that says that God created the cure before the illness. He reminds us that humans are not a burden as some have thought but rather an asset, and capable of dealing with challenges beyond what we can imagine.  [3:00] Why does God allow this disease, COVID-19, to spread around the world? [4:45] God created the cure before the illness.  [6:30] We figure out...

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141: 2 Kinds of Freedom show art 141: 2 Kinds of Freedom

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What’s the meaning of freedom? How can it be applied to business and prosperity? Today, Rabbi Evan Moffic describes the sentiment from the Jewish tradition of Passover to explain freedom from a different perspective. Join us weekly for more wisdom taken from the success of Solomon shared with all faiths.  Text the word INCOME to 66866 for 10 biblical verses on the connection between money and happiness Key Takeaways: [3:00] Hebrew word for Egypt is Mizraim, from narrow places [5:00] Matzah, a reminder of the preciousness of freedom [6:00] Parsley in saltwater, is a reminder of the tears...

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140: CARES Act $170 Billion RE Investors show art 140: CARES Act $170 Billion RE Investors

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Stay Calm, Keep Good Counsel, Keep Your Eye On The Ball, Take Action. Rinse, and repeat. Jason Hartman is joined in today’s episode with his co-host, Rabbi Evan Moffic. Evan brings up some challenging questions about a new potential tax break from the CARES Act. What does Trump bring to the table as our first RE President? Will there be a global currency or an ever-growing nationwide rental assistance program? Key Takeaways: [1:25] New tax break, CARES Act, using depreciation to offset capital gains?  [5:20] Trump is the first RE President [8:30] Herd immunity thoughts in the U.S....

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139: Short-term rentals, Airbnb vs Coronavirus show art 139: Short-term rentals, Airbnb vs Coronavirus

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How have short-term rentals changed amid coronavirus? Jason interviews Evan on his recent short-term rental purchase and how bookings have changed. Once again, this proves the shift from high-density living environments to low-density dwellings.  Stay tuned in to hear from a local market specialist with details on Jacksonville, Ocala, Palm Coast and Atlanta. What information can we learn about current mortgage rates and how they compared to rates post 9/11?  Key Takeaways: [4:00] Closing on a potentially life-changing short term rental, with Evan [7:30] Airbnb property manager is...

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138: Are You Wealthy? show art 138: Are You Wealthy?

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Today, Rabbi Evan Moffic continues discussing biblical wisdom and how we can live a richer happier life. Today, Rabbi Moffic shares some thoughts on what wealth is and what does wealth mean in our lives? Have we learned anything from Coronavirus and how it affects us?  Key Takeaways: [2:30] What is wealth and what does it mean in our lives? [4:00] All of us experience that real world, money doesn’t guarantee safety and security [5:45] Wealth is about relationships, it’s about the people  [7:10] Wealth is time [8:00] Knowing our purpose is the third part of wealth [9:00] My net...

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137: How To Stay Calm Amidst the Storm show art 137: How To Stay Calm Amidst the Storm

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Today, Rabbi Moffic shares encouraging thoughts and wisdom to keep calm amidst the storm. There is no need to chase down “get rich quick” schemes when we have a 3,000-year-old document rich with wisdom. In life, and in times like these, it’s important to examine the opportunity you are given and the perspective you choose. Join Rabbi Moffic today as he shares stories and wisdom from all walks of life.  Key Takeaways: [1:30] Who needs "get rich quick" schemes when we have a 3,000-year-old proven document [2:10] I wish to understand the difference between Heaven and Hell [4:30] “You...

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136: 5 Ways To Achieve Your Vision show art 136: 5 Ways To Achieve Your Vision

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Our guest host, Rabbi Evan Moffic shares biblical lessons from Solomon that can be applied to business and life. Today, Rabbi Moffic talks about how to deal with stress and anxiety in the wake of this economic downturn. As well, he extends some knowledge from David Allen about effective planning.  Key Takeaways: [1:45] Text the word “Income” 66866, 7 step guide to observing the Sabbath [4:18] “When there is no vision, the people perish.” -Proverbs [6:19] Getting Things Done by David Allen, “effective planning comes in five steps” [9:10] Open-ended brainstorming to achieve a...

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135: 2 Biblical Lessons From Pandemics show art 135: 2 Biblical Lessons From Pandemics

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Our guest host, Rabbi Evan Moffic shares biblical lessons from Solomon that can be applied to business and life. Today, Rabbi Moffic discusses wisdom that can be used in understanding how to react to the Coronavirus Pandemic dilemma. Be a leader by having hope and confidence in the future.  Key Takeaways: [1:30] Text Income to 66866 for a free guide to Sabbath Rest [2:48] Sometimes fear is necessary [4:51] Pikuach nefesh saving a life [5:50] Al tifrosh min hatzibur: Do not separate yourself from the community [7:30] Our true character emerges in times of crisis [9:04] The way we lead is...

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134: How God Invests In Real Estate show art 134: How God Invests In Real Estate

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Today, Rabbi Evan Moffic discusses wisdom and the pursuit of a life of freedom, and a life of true wealth, success, and significance. Evan shares some of the same principles the ancient Israelites used and how they are applicable in today’s investment real estate. Lastly, Evan reminds us of the importance of how we treat the land that we are borrowing from God.  Key Takeaways: [2:05]  Money isn’t a dirty topic, how we spend our money often illustrates our values [3:20] What are some of the principles that guided the way that the ancient Israelites saw land? [4:37] All of the...

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Rabbi Brad Hirschfield is the President of CLAL–The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He's a blogger at the Washington Post's "On Faith" column and Co-founder and Executive Editor of TheWisdomDaily.com. He has been ranked three years in a row in Newsweek as one of America's "50 Most Influential Rabbis."

 

Rabbi Hirschfield talk about religion in politics and why it is so important for politicians to be religiously affiliated. He thinks so many politicians are faking religion. Rabbi Hirschfield thinks politicians' religious views affect their political decisions, as evidenced by Mayor Bill De Blasio rough start as Mayor of New York City. 

 

Rabbi Hirschfield finishes the conversation by discussing the difference between true religion and real religion.

 

Find out more about Rabbi Brad Hirschfield at www.bradhirschfield.com

 

Visit CLAL–The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership at www.clal.org.

 

Acclaimed commentator on the role of religion in America, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield is vice president of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank, and resource center. Recognized as a leading advocate for religious pluralism, he was a speaker at the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music and Colloquium in Morocco and a panelist at the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions in Barcelona. His involvement at the latter event was featured in the critically praised documentary, "Freaks Like Me," which explores our fear of the "other."  

 

Currently, Rabbi Hirschfield is filming an 18-part series, "Building Bridges: Abrahamic Perspectives on the World Today," which he conceived for Bridges Television (American Muslim TV Network) for fall 2006. He is also co-producing a film on religious fanaticism in America, "The Believers." A popular media analyst, Hirschfield has been on ABC-TV's "Nightline UpClose" (the only rabbi ever featured), PBS-TV's "Frontline" and "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly," CNN, MTV, Court TV, NPR, and is frequently quoted in the press. A popular speaker, he has appeared at the Aspen Institute, the Washington National Cathedral, the Islamic Society of North America, and many universities and religious institutes. Co-author of "Embracing Life & Facing Death: A Jewish Guide to Palliative Care" (CLAL, 2003), he is completing a book on the challenge of Holocaust memory in the 21st century. Learn More About Brad Hirschfield Visit the "Freaks Like Me" (DVD)