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

Covenant of Peace

We all have the capacity to see each other as worthy and cherish each other’s uniqueness.

The Paradox of Passover

Why is the festival of freedom also the holiday with the most rules?

Hanukkah and Shabbat

In lighting the candles of Hanukkah and then Shabbat, we move from the very old to the positively ancient.

That You May Thrive

Judaism provides a model of human flourishing in which we never cut ourselves off from the full range of our emotions.

You Can Go Home Again

The mitzvah of the Jubilee year is a chance to begin again.

Experiencing the Cloud

Some things we see with our eyes wide open. For the really important things, we need a cloud.

Bringing Our All

God doesn't demand that we apportion ourselves into little pieces, some parts of which are publicly acceptable and the rest hidden away.

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.