Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson

Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson is dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and vice president of American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He is also dean of the Zacharias Frankel College in Potsdam, Germany, ordaining Conservative rabbis for Europe. His website is www.bradartson.com.


Articles by Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson

Harbor and Homecoming: Reflections on Marriage

Remember how people — old people in particular — used to say that marriage was one of the hardest things ...

Role of the Shiva Minyan

The daily prayer services in the mourner's home offer community and connection to those facing devastating loss.

Rebukes And Responses

In Moses' final speech to the Israelites, he provides us with a model of effective rebuke.

Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue

Justice, expressed in Parashat Shoftim, is one of the eternal religious obligations of Judaism.

The Importance Of Intention

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

To See With The Heart

The daughters of Zelophchad teach us to see people not as objects in our lives but as subjects of their own lives.

Law, Not Love, Is The Opposite Of Hate

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

Judaism and the Human Body

The commandment to remove a corpse from the stake on which it is impaled teaches us the importance of respecting the holiness of the body.

Should We Fear God or Love God — or Both?

Moses' message to relate to God through love, not only through fear, is especially relevant in the modern age.

To Serve With Distinction

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