Wrestling and Dreaming: Engaging Discussions on Judaism
Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

November 25, 2020

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin shares a story from his summers working at Camp Ramah in New England. The story can inspire us as we celebrate a different kind of Thanksgiving this year. 

Episode 20: Three Words, Two Interpretations

Episode 20: Three Words, Two Interpretations

November 19, 2020

In this episode, we explore three words from this week's Torah portion and discover how they can be read in two completely different ways. One of those ways will lead to a critical moral lesson that we should always remember. 

Episode 19: The Bond of LIfe

Episode 19: The Bond of LIfe

November 12, 2020

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses a type of experience which will be familiar to many. He encourages those who have had similar experiences to recognize and accept their significance and  to feel comfortable sharing the stories with others. 

Episode 18: A Time For Healing

Episode 18: A Time For Healing

November 7, 2020

In this post-election episode, Rabbi Dobrusin shares thoughts on 2 traditional texts which reflect this moment of opportunity for our nation. 

Episode 17: Mine and Yours

Episode 17: Mine and Yours

November 5, 2020

This episode features a discussion on the tradition of hachnassat orchid, the welcoming in of guests. How can this important Jewish tradition function in the situation we face today? 

Episode 16: A Good Name

Episode 16: A Good Name

October 29, 2020

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin reflects on the coming election from the perspective of a traditional Jewish text. 

Episode 15: Looking Out Our Windows

Episode 15: Looking Out Our Windows

October 22, 2020

In this d'var Torah on the story of Noah, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses the positive and negative implications of seeing religious observance and tradition as a sanctuary in the face of a changing world.

Episode 14: Healing

Episode 14: Healing

October 15, 2020

This week, Rabbi Dobrusin offers thoughts on the tradition of the Mishebayrach blessing asking God to heal  those who are ill. a

Episode 13: Being Chosen

Episode 13: Being Chosen

October 8, 2020

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin considers one way to understand the term: "The Chosen People".  

Episode 12: There Is a Limit

Episode 12: There Is a Limit

October 1, 2020

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin teaches a law relating to the building of a Sukkah and what we can learn from this simple teaching. 

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