"We cannot fully understand the contemporary Jewish experience, or live complete Jewish lives, without Israel being part of our Jewish identity."
In celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel Independence Day, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch honors our history of achievement and explores how Israel's existence allows us to serve as agents of progress and social repair.
On Holocaust Memorial Day, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch demands that we combat humanity’s evil impulses and instill the values of tolerance, decency, compassion, freedom, diversity, and respect. “Again and again and again we have chosen life. It is the imperative today as well.”4.06.18
"Even if you do not succeed, the ambition to build is blessed." Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch celebrates the last day of Passover by honoring the achievements of King David and our adult b'nai mitzvah class.3.09.18
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch shares key points he made as a panelist on pro-Israel activism in progressive communities at the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, which was attended by thousands of Israeli and American policymakers and thought leaders.2.23.18
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch reflects on the Florida teenagers fighting gun violence and our moral obligation to support them. “Heroism is the sustained advancement towards a moral goal when the gaze of the world has moved on — and you are left only with your grief, motivation, and values to sustain you.”