"Why is the festival of Shavuot called 'The time of the giving of our Torah' and not the time of the receiving of our Torah? Because the giving of the Torah happened at one specified time, but the receiving of the Torah happens at every time and in every generation. -- Rabbi Meir...
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Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm
What is the nature of the struggle for Jewish continuity? What is it that the Jewish community is trying to sustain, and why should we bother?
Part of the difficulty, part of what I think has gotten us to this place, is the radical transformation of who is part of the Jewish...
January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm
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July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm
My sister is married to my husband's older brother. He was diagnosed with Kleinfelter's syndrome. They have been trying in vitro fertilization with donor sperm and even went into his testicles to retrieve sperm, but nothing has worked.
April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm
To make it brief: I am married (with a new daughter) to an Israeli American and am a ba'al teshuvah (recently Orthodox). My brother is married to a non-Jew and has a son (1 year old). I love him very much, but we have chosen different career paths and obviously...
March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm
I have been taking on new mitzvot throughout the past years. I have begun wearing tzitzit regularly and have been working at becoming stricter concerning Shabbat. These activities have come from my understanding of the commandments in the Torah and how Jewish tradition...
March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
August 19, 1999 | 8:00 pmImagine my surprise to read in the Los Angeles Times that Buford O. Furrow had "scouted three of the West Coast's most prominent Jewish institutions."
Among those institutions is the place that I work, a place I have loved for many years. By that news report, what previously had been...
February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm
On the surface, the mitzvah of tzedakah, the commandment to give, is a very simple one. Deuteronomy says, "If there is a needy person among you, don't harden your heart, don't shut your hand against your needy kin. For there will never cease to be people with need in your land, which...
August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm
No Haven For Terror
By Bradley Shavit Artson
One of the most remarkable stories in the Bible is the deathbed scene of King David. The aged monarch, ready to hand over the rule of his kingdom, speaks to...
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