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

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      Controlling Love

      Joseph teaches us to temper love with a sense of duty and a knowledge of right and wrong.

    • MJL Author Article 12

      Zionism And First Fruits

      The speech that farmers recited when bringing their first fruits to the Temple forms a central part of the Passover retelling of the Exodus and articulates the Zionist message.

    • MJL Author Article 13

      Princely Gifts

      The princes' gifts to the Tabernacle illustrate important principles of leadership and methods of balancing personal and communal needs.

    • MJL Author Article 14

      Sacred Relationships

      The mirrors used to create the basin in the Tabernacle teach us that sanctified sexuality means seeing ourselves in relation to others.

    • MJL Author Article 15

      (Un)Conditional Love

      Isaac and Rebekah provide us with two models of parenting--love dependent on a specific interaction and love that is unconditional.

    • MJL Author Article 16

      The Miraculous Nature Of Covenant

      God's covenant with Noah showed him and us the possibility of transforming the human condition of loneliness into the miracle of connection.

    • MJL Author Article 17

      Passion

      Only a passionate zealous act can respond adequately to sins and crimes of passion.

    • MJL Author Article 18

      The Sanctity Of Elemental Relationships

      The juxtaposition of laws about the high priest on Yom Kippur, forbidden sexual relationships and laws about blood teach the sanctity of basic parts of life.

    • MJL Author Article 19

      From The Margins

      Jethro's position at the margin of the Jewish people allowed him to understand how to make the Torah work for a multiplicity of people with a multiplicity of views.


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