Articles By Rabbi Shimon Felix

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    Rabbi Shimon Felix

    Rabbi Shimon Felix is the Israel Director of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel. He lives with his family in Jerusalem, and has taught in a wide variety of educational frameworks in Israel and abroad.


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      Multiplicity Of Meanings

      The high priest's breastplate reminds us of the numerous ways to understand text and reality if we free ourselves to question normative readings and consider interpretations from new perspectives.

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      Avoiding Confrontation And Responsibility

      Judah's plea to Joseph marks his transition into claiming responsibility and facing the consequences of his actions.

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      Selfish Revolution

      Korah and his followers masked their quest for personal power and gain as a desire for an egalitarian, democratic society.

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      The Time And Place For Spontaneity

      The deaths of Nadav and Avihu, Aaron's sons, teach us the value and also danger of spontaneous religious expression.

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      Environmental Appreciation

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      Beginning With The Individual

      Lekh L'kha marks a transition between God relating to humanking as a collective to relating to individuals and the struggle to maintain a balance between the two.

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      Synthesizing The Influences Of Our Parents

      The legal limits placed on the case of the rebellious child reflect the Torah's understanding of the complexity of parental influences on children.

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      Responding Swiftly To Need

      Charity is rooted in our understanding that those who need our help are indeed our brothers.

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      The Role Of Ritual

      In focusing on ritual laws, Parashat Terumah teaches us that by reliving heroic historic moments we can introduce the transcendent into our daily lives.

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      Exile--The Absence Of Jewish Context

      The descent into Egypt and Jacob's death left his family in an alien culture, forced to find a context for their traditions within themselves.


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