Posted on October 4, 2018 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

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!)

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Rabbi Artson’s inviting Yom Kippur address: we are always changing, never the same as we were previously. That is true for individuals, for communities and for nations. The core Jewish teaching of teshuvah gemura, of complete repentance is predicated on an open future that does not have to follow a slavish script. We can choose a worthy tomorrow by making better choices today! We can risk novelty and blossom in goodness!

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

In this Rosh HaShanah address, Rabbi Artson dares us to dream big: personally, communally, and politically! In a world of rancor, hostility, and violence, we tend to fall in on ourselves, shrinking our vision and hiding behind walls. It is time to stand tall, to hope, to dream, and to act!

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Rabbi Artson fields questions from the students of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies as the new academic year begins! Topics include: when you don’t want to be a rabbi, coping in a broken world, Rosh HaShana thoughts, spiritual work during the holidays, patrilineal and matrilineal descent, approaching God during the Days of Awe, Conservative Judaism and egalitarianism, and how to fight the urge to covet. What a session!

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Rabbi Artson fields questions from the students of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies as the new academic year begins! Topics include: when you don’t want to be a rabbi, coping in a broken world, Rosh HaShana thoughts, spiritual work during the holidays, patrilineal and matrilineal descent, approaching God during the Days of Awe, Conservative Judaism and egalitarianism, and how to fight the urge to covet. What a session!

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

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.

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

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!

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

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!