Rabbi Irwin Kula, president, Clal, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

And regular listeners doubtless know Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of Clal, as a soothing and thoughtful voice of moderation. That’s why a recent article quoting him as saying, ”religion has become little more than politics in drag” got our attention. If we know Rabbi Kula – and we think we do – there’s got to be an inspiring message behind even this stark sentiment.