Posted on March 23, 2022 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Jewish dietary practices allow us to welcome the sacred into our daily lives and into mundane acts.

Posted on September 20, 2021 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

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. 

Posted on September 20, 2021 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

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.

Posted on September 9, 2021 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

As we continue to find our way through a challenging time, Judaism offers us wisdom and focus to hold on to a realistic hope and time-tested resilience.

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

This week I participated in a Conservative Leadership Delegation to Israel to confer with Israel’s new President, cabinet ministers in the new coalition government, members of the Knesset from multiple political parties, and leadership of the Jewish Agency. I also spoke on two panels (with JTS’ chancellor and the CEO of the Rabbinical Assembly) on Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday night.

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

As published in the Jewish Journal:

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...