From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: In Biblical times, the ritual of scapegoating involved sending a symbol of sin over a cliff, to help the community heal. But as I wrote about last year on The Wisdom Daily, the process requires looking inward before casting blame. Today, those in the South rushing to ban Confederate flag symbology from public grounds may be seeking “an easy answer on something that is far more complicated.” Watch my video (originally recorded June 26, 2015) for more insight and discussion.
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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.