How life teaches us! We read books and attend lectures and we think we are ready for what life brings. Armed with our learning, we venture into the world only to discover that the formulas of the brain do not help bind the wounds of the heart.
As published in the Jewish Journal: https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/opinion/312306/jewish-wisdom-for-a-time-of-pandemic/
The Coronavirus is now officially a world-wide pandemic. As I write these words, there are about 130,000 confirmed cases, of whom some 5,000 have died, another 6,000 are considered serious, and about 70,000 people have recovered. 116 countries have been infected (out of a global total of 195). By the time you read these words, it is probably that the numbers will have risen...
Let’s rethink the assumptions of religion, taking seriously what we learn about the world from science (including relativity theory, quantum, cognitive neurology, evolution) and bring that back to a biblical/rabbinic understanding of how God and world create meaning through dynamic relationship and self-determined choice.
Listen in to December's Q&A with Rabbi Artson and the students of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. This month's hot topics: the future of Conservative Judaism, December dilemma, Kaddish without a Minyan, Jewish law (halakhah) today, the power of Hanukkah, personal preference vs communal authority, issues about Israel!
Listen in to the Ziegler School monthly Q&A with Rabbi Bradley Artson, as we explore: teshuva for today, making the world more just, is Conservative Judaism dying?, can we get the old people to step aside?, what if you don't believe in God?, what about Ellen?, and french fries? and how do we navigate humility while being true to ourselves?
The Torah urges us to “love our neighbor as ourselves,” but most of us are not really good at loving ourselves, or treating ourselves with compassion. Rabbi Artson invites us to see ourselves as good, kind, and holy, so that we can take better care of ourselves and each other.