Rabbi Artson gave this Sermon on Leviticus at B’nai Jeshurun, the trail blazing congregation in New York City’s Upper West Side. Enjoy these thoughts on how our identity is shaped by those we love and the closeness that makes possible!
Join Rabbi Artson and the students of the Ziegler School in a Passover Lunch & Learn about Freedom: (1) Freedom emerges from authenticity and integrity, (2) Freedom is something we can’t do alone, (3) Freedom is justice & mercy, (4) Freedom is self-surpassing, and (5) Freedom must be learned.
What does it mean to renew? How is that connected with our renewing ourselves: as individuals, as Jews, as human beings? How does our being in covenant with a dynamic God unify our diverse communities, ground our justice and spiritual work, and give us wings? Listen and find inspiration in Rabbi Artson’s inspiring Keynote Address at the International Conference of the Rabbinical Assembly.
Let’s examine some Talmud and Midrashim (rabbinic Bible commentary) that show that God learns from human insight, that our taking a moral stand can nudge God and Torah toward greater compassion, individual dignity, and initiatives for peace.
Are you looking to process your thoughts and feelings about yesterday’s election in a nuanced and seriously religious way? Then join our Ziegler School students for this post-election, open mic, question and answer special with our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson!
In preparation for Yom Kippur, we are so happy to share with you these words from our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, where he paints the shofar as a perfect symbol for our Judaism, with its broad bell pointed out to the wider world!