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 40

      The Importance Of Intention

      The Torah's establishment of Cities of Refuge introduces the idea that intention determines the meaning of an action.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      Don't Be Quarrelsome On The Way

      Joseph's warning to his brothers not to quarrel on their way instructs us as well in our relationships with our families and the larger Jewish community.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      Situational Ethics And God

      The importance of preserving the relationship between a husband and wife provides an example of the Torah's use of relative morality.

    • MJL Author Article 43

      Abram and God's Mutual Faith

      As Abram and God demonstrate, Judaism understands faith as deep trust despite doubt, confusion, and suffering.

    • MJL Author Article 44

      Threat And Promise Of Conformity

      We can learn from and adopt only those practices foreign to Judaism that enhance and strengthen Jewish practice.

    • MJL Author Article 45

      Clothes Are The Message

      The clothing of our religious leaders communicates our perceptions of our relationships to God and each other.

    • MJL Author Article 46

      Be Yourself

      The gifts brought to the Temple for the Pilgrimage festivals teach us the importance of preserving our unique identities.

    • MJL Author Article 47

      Bearing Fruit Even In Old Age

      The Torah mentions the ages of Moses and Aaron to teach us that age is a source of pride and that by honoring the elderly we bring richness to our own lives.

    • MJL Author Article 48

      To Serve With Distinction

      Korah's rebellion was based on his inability to appreciate the value of diversity and distinctiveness.

    • MJL Author Article 49

      Truly Present To God And People

      We can learn from Jacob's encounter with Esau to meet others as we would meet God.


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