Listen in with the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies for a lively Lunch & Learn! Students grill Rabbi Artson on creating an ethics curriculum for government service, responding to Prime Minister Netanyahu inviting a Kahane party into a future coalition, fighting addictions to technology, making Judaism egalitarian, limits to human knowledge, why is Siri gendered!
Listen in as Rabbi Artson and the students of the Ziegler School explore: what would you wish you could change in the Torah? Gun control? Donations from a bad person? Is Los Angeles the Diaspora? Is Tel Aviv? What’s new in Jewish Philosophy? Rabbis working outside of congregations? Must converts believe in God? Connecting the work of social justice and personal growth?
Lively conversation between Rabbi Artson and the Ziegler students exploring: can Jews participate in Halloween? Reflections on the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, antisemitism and our responses, what would you say to the family of the baby having its brit milah in that synagogue that morning? Support from other communities and our connections to them, and exploring what does it mean to politicize or not politicize this event?
Rabbi Artson answers Ziegler students’ burning questions about sexual harassment and abuse, how the Internet has hurt and helped, seeking a solution to move us forward, what advice Senator Graham’s rabbi ought to offer, what advise Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s rabbi might suggest. Oh, and a question about Sukkot rituals that seem pagan (and why they’re so much fun!)
Listen to Rabbi Artson’s stirring, reasoned address to the Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, offering Jewish wisdom and strategies for strengthening unity without uniformity, and reclaiming civil discourse during a shrill and partisan time.
In a time of unprecedented change, political turmoil, and a desire for spiritual depth that augments human dignity and honors our diversity, how can Conservative/Masorti Judaism shine more light in the world? Listen to Rabbi Artson’s Keynote Address at the international conference of the Rabbinical Assembly, held in Chicago.
Join Rabbi Artson and the students of the Ziegler School in a lively, unscripted conversation about reading the Megillah in Hebrew, the tragic school shooting in Florida, does God feel our pain, our response to immigrant children, what does it mean to feel that one was a Hebrew slave in Egypt, what links us to future generations, and the limits of gendered language in the Bible!
Join with the Ziegler students as Rabbi Artson fields questions ranging from voting on Rosh HaShanah, the possibilities of asceticism in Judaism, lessons from this year’s flu, living with a family secret, the future of non-egalitarian observance within Conservative Judaism, and the spirituality of tonight’s Blue Moon!