Articles By Rabbi Bradley Artson

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    Rabbi Bradley Artson

    Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson is Vice-President of the American Jewish University in Los Angeles and Dean of its Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies. He served as a congregational rabbi in Southern California for ten years. Rabbi Artson?is the author of The Bedside Torah and co-author of a children's book, I Have Some Questions about God.


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      Visiting the Sick in Judaism

      Aware as we may be of the importance of visiting and assisting people who are ill, we still have to overcome our fears and hesitations in order to perform this mitzvah.

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      The Value Of Animal Sacrifices

      The institution of animal sacrifice allows us to confront our deepest subconscious urges and needs.

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      When Miracles Are Not Enough

      The transformation into a sacred people occurs not through miracles but rather through steady education, discipline and communal reinforcement.

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      Let's Get Physical!

      The commandment to remove a corpse from the stake on which it is impaled teaches us the importance of respecting the holiness of the body.

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      Two Kinds Of Intelligence

      To be fully educated and human we must study a range of disciplines--humanities and sciences, secular and Judaic.

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      No Neutrality: Silence Is Assent

      The laws of nullifying vows teach us that our silence and inaction in the face of contemporary injustice and oppression is akin to assenting to it.

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      How To Visit the Sick, in Judaism

      A rabbi offers advice about how to perform the mitzvah of visiting the sick with wisdom, discretion, and sensitivity.

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      God Of Jews, God Of Humanity

      The seven Noahide commandments mediate God's love for all of humanity and God's unique relationship with the Jewish people.

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      The Leprosy Of Irresponsible Speech

      Learning tocontrol our speech will enable us to transform the world into a community thatrespects the shared humanity of all people.

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      Tzedakah And Jewish Education

      Our communal responsibility to ensure the immortality of the Jewish people depends on our commitment to supporting Jewish education.


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