Ziegler Q&A hosted by Ziegler Dean Rabbi Artson. Topics included: guests and hospitality; homelessness in America today; length of services and how to attract the new generation; antisemitic rhetoric, assaults, and how to respond; corruption, racism, and antisemitism on the LA City Council.
"When a Rabbi Sins." Rabbi Artson's Address to the Ordinands at the 2022 Ordination Ceremony of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.
None of us are islands, separate from the river of life and love that makes us who we are. Instead, as Judaism reminds us, we are the shared effort of many who supported and loved us, and they remain with us in each breathe.
The genius of Judaism has linked two separate phases of turning: a spiritual return to our truest selves, and a physical return into our bodies, our world, and as Jews, to Israel. This double teshuvah, spiritual and physical, personal and centered on Zion, invites us home on every level.