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.
Articles by Rabbi Shimon Felix
What To Do With Wayward Children?
Tough love from the Torah, and the rabbis' attempts to mitigate it.
Models Of Leadership
Moses and God each instruct Joshua according to the different models of leadership each embodies.
Zionism And First Fruits
The speech that farmers recited when bringing their first fruits to the Temple articulates the Zionist message.
Crimes of Passion
Only a passionate zealous act can respond adequately to sins and crimes of passion.
The Torah expects us to be our own autonomous interpreters of divine will, turning to Jewish legal experts only when we reach our limits of understanding.
Korach and his followers masked their quest for personal power and gain as a desire for an egalitarian, democratic society.
When To Talk And When To Act
Comparing Moses to Yiftah raises questions about when we should be people of speech and when we should be people of action.
Leaving Childhood Behind
The specific complaints of the Israelites in the wilderness illustrate their inability to develop mature, adult relationships.
The princes' gifts to the Tabernacle illustrate important principles of leadership and methods of balancing personal and communal needs.
The Omer Period — Time As Text
Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.