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

      Interpretive Independence

      The Torah expects us to be our own autonomous interpreters of divine will, turning to Jewish legal experts only when we reach our limits of understanding.

    • MJL Author Article 21

      Sefirat Ha-Omer--Time As Text

      Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.

    • MJL Author Article 22

      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 23

      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 24

      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 25

      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 26

      Environmental Appreciation

    • MJL Author Article 27

      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 28

      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 29

      Responding Swiftly To Need

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


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