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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      To See With The Heart

      The daughters of Zelophchad teach us to see people not as objects in our lives but as subjects of their own lives.

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      From Pride Comes Loneliness

      Joseph's experience in prison teaches him, and us, that we succeed and flourish when we support those around us.

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      For Every Thing, A Purpose

      We should view the diversity of creation as existing to reflect the grandeur of God, not to serve the various needs of humans.

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      What Is Parenting?

      Transmitting Jewish culture by embodying Jewish practice is part of the responsibilities of Jewish parenting.

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      Is It Blasphemous To Heal People?

      Even if we view leprosy as a punishment, we must work to heal the afflicted, allowing our sense of compassion to override justice or logic.

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      Role of the Shiva Minyan

      The daily prayer services in the mourner's home offer community and connection to those facing devastating loss.

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      The Menorah: Let Your Light Shine

      The menorah teaches that each of us has a unique gift to contribute to the world.

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      Rebukes And Responses

      In Moses' final speech to the Israelites, he provides us with a model of effective rebuke.

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      John Wayne Meets Jacob

      Jacob inspires us to overcome our Esau-like desires for instant gratification and physical power.

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      Prayer: Service Of The Heart

      Abraham's servant teaches us the power of spontaneous prayer, a concept that challenges our contemporary focus on consistency and conformity.


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