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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      Ritual And Ethics: A Holy Blend

      Only through the combination of ritual and ethics can Judaism fully express itself.

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      If It's Broken, Why Keep It?

      The presence of the broken tablets in the Ark reminds us of the value of objects that may not be functional but signify important relationships.

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      Ready For Renewal

      Like the Israelites who left Egypt and faced the terrifying choices of freedom, modern Jews face the challenge of responsibly establishing new guidelines and directions for the Jewish community.

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      Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue

      Justice, expressed in Parashat Shoftim, is one of the eternal religious obligations of Judaism.

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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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      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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      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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      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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