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.


    • MJL Author Article 10

      John Wayne Meets Jacob

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

    • MJL Author Article 11

      Trying To Remember The Reason I Forgot

      Being constantly engaged in learning allows us to guard against the pervasive forgetfulness around us.

    • MJL Author Article 12

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 13

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 14

      The Value Of Animal Sacrifices

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

    • MJL Author Article 15

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 16

      When Miracles Are Not Enough

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

    • MJL Author Article 17

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 18

      Two Kinds Of Intelligence

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

    • MJL Author Article 19

      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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