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.


    • MJL Author Article 10

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      Avoiding Confrontation And Responsibility

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

    • MJL Author Article 12

      Selfish Revolution

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

    • MJL Author Article 13

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 14

      Environmental Appreciation

    • MJL Author Article 15

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 16

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 17

      Responding Swiftly To Need

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

    • MJL Author Article 18

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 19

      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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