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 20

      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 21

      Environmental Appreciation

    • MJL Author Article 22

      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 23

      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 24

      Responding Swiftly To Need

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

    • MJL Author Article 25

      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 26

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 27

      When To Talk And When To Act

      Comparing Moshe to Yiftah raises questions about when we should be people of speech and when we should be people of action.

    • MJL Author Article 28

      Kosher For Passover And All Year Round

      The prohibition against leavened bread for most Temple grain offerings imbues the Temple with the spirit of freedom all year round.

    • MJL Author Article 29

      Equal Before God

      Moshe and Pharaoh clash over who among the Israelites will worship God in the desert, illustrating the fundamental differences between paganism and monotheism.


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