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.


    • MJL Author Article 30

      These Are The Names--Where Is Yours?

      By listing the names of Jacob's family members who went into Egypt the Torah reminds us of the number of people who affect our lives and our potential to affect the lives of numerous others.

    • MJL Author Article 31

      Miriam--Water Under The Bridge?

      Miriam's death should motivate us to recognize people today who provide nurture and support that often goes unnoticed.

    • MJL Author Article 32

      Children And Deferred Dreams

      Reflected in the names of her children, Leah grows to recognize her own worth, independent of Jacob's feelings for her.

    • MJL Author Article 33

      The Pursuit Of Happiness

      As identified Jews, our speech and actions reflect on our families and the larger Jewish people.

    • MJL Author Article 34

      The Ritual of Beating the Willow

      How did this tradition develop?

    • MJL Author Article 35

      Ears, Thumbs, And Toes

      The ceremony installing the priests teaches the importance of consecrating the entire body for sacred service.

    • MJL Author Article 36

      Love Is Not The Opposite Of Hate; Law Is

      Law is essential to Judaism, establishing an external set of moral guidelines.

    • MJL Author Article 37

      Parents Make It To The Top Ten

      The placement of the commandment to honor our parents in the midst of the Ten Commandments highlights the complex ways in which parents serve as our bridge between God and the world.

    • MJL Author Article 38

      The Importance Of Intention

      The Torah's establishment of Cities of Refuge introduces the idea that intention determines the meaning of an action.

    • MJL Author Article 39

      Don't Be Quarrelsome On The Way

      Joseph's warning to his brothers not to quarrel on their way instructs us as well in our relationships with our families and the larger Jewish community.


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