In honor of Shavuot, and the anniversary of our encounter with the Divine at Sinai, we bring you a new sermon from our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson. In this address to the IKAR community in LA, Rabbi Artson shares the Bible’s counter cultural vision of the origin of evil – “Weak people do evil in the world because they believe their worth comes from their ability to control” – and it’s prescription for repair, the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years.
Listen in to this latest podcast from Ziegler Torah to hear what’s on the minds of our Ziegler students, and our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, in this special, Ides of March, edition of “Questions and Answers from the Bel Air Beit Midrash!”
Join us in the Ziegler Beit Midrash as our Dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, shares a beautiful text from Shir Ha-Shirim Rabba on what happens to our Torah when we share it with others.
Join our Ziegler School rabbinical students in sunny Bel Air, CA for this month’s open mic Q and A session with Rabbi Artson. February’s highlights include questions about: Religious responses to global warming; What can our communities learn from the Gafni affair; The newly announced plan for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel; Best practices when offering rabbinic counseling; and… Rabbi Artson’s pick for Super Bowl 50!
Judaism has undergone great transitions in the past century: Offering an ethnic haven for newcomers; then, after World War II, a catalyst for engagement in the broader culture. Standing on these successes, today’s seekers long for wisdom to thrive and live with meaning. Fortunately, Judaism is one of the world’s great wisdom traditions.
Join us at the Ziegler School on a rare overcast Los Angeles day as our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson, answers students’ questions about the recent resolution by the Rabbinical Council of America condemning the ordination of women as rabbis, and on the legacy of Prime Minister Yitchak Rabin z”l at the occasion of his 20th yarhzeit.
Join us and listen in to a funny and subversive, but also deep conversation about “what I love about Judaism,” between our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson, and Rabbi David Wolpe, of Sinai Temple.
Topics: Biblical Criticism and its utility for the religious reader of Holy texts, Jewish clergy in interfaith relationships, Judaism and US Presidential politics.
In anticipation of the Yizkor service for Shemini Atzeret, to be recited this coming Monday, October 5th, our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson, shares this message of connectedness and community.
“We are never ever alone. We are all in all and each in each.”
“What does it mean to locate nighttime as the beginning of our festivals and Shabbatot?” Listen in, and prepare for Yom Kippur, as our dean explores the deeper meaning of this anomalous Jewish tradition with the Temple Sinai community on the eve of Rosh Hashanah!