In this week’s Faith On the Record, Brad highlights the verbal inflation that has occurred in the media, where the Black Lives Matters movement has been held up as equal to the Ku Klux Klan and Erin Andrews’s stalker has been labeled a terrorist.
“Words matter,” he reminds us, “According to Scripture, the world is called into being with words and I hope as we enter an election season that gets crazier and crazier, that we can resist the temptation towards this kind of verbal inflation.”
Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC’s Nightline UpClose, PBS’s Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, “For God’s Sake,” for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com. He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.