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.


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      Abram and God's Mutual Faith

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

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      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.

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      Threat And Promise Of Conformity

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

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      Clothes Are The Message

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

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      Be Yourself

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

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      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.

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      To Serve With Distinction

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

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      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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      Why Beat the Willow?

      When tradition is silent, symbolic explanations arise.

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      Our Love For The Land Of Israel

      The commandment to bring the redemption of the Land of Israel reminds us of the inextricable link between Judaism and Israel.


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