Wrestling and Dreaming: Engaging Discussions on Judaism
Episode 109: Gold, Metal and Light

Episode 109: Gold, Metal and Light

August 11, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin shares a piece he wrote based on Naomi Shemer's words in Yerushalyim shel Zahav, Jerusalem of Gold. He uses the words gold, metal and light to reflect his personal thoughts about the meaning of Judaism and Jewish tradition.

Episode 108: Tisha B’av

Episode 108: Tisha B’av

August 4, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses the meaning of the synagogue rituals observed on Tisha B'av, the fast of the 9th of Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. This day, observed this coming Saturday evening and Sunday is one of the most meaningful of the entire year. 

Episode 107: Shouting for Joy

Episode 107: Shouting for Joy

July 28, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses a critical Jewish concept in light of a truly remarkable recent event.  

Episode 106: A Dangerous Torah Story

Episode 106: A Dangerous Torah Story

July 21, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin considers the Torah narrative concerning Pinchas in the light of today's world. 

Episode 105: Sermon for Parashat Balak 2005

Episode 105: Sermon for Parashat Balak 2005

July 14, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin shares a sermon he delivered on this week's Torah portion more than 15 years ago. The subject was thoughts on the rise of anti-Semitic rhetoric in the United States. Given all that we as Jews and our nation in general have experienced over the intervening years, does the message and tone of the sermon still have the same impact? Would the subject be approached differently in light of the events of recent years? 

Episode 104: Prayer on the Football Field

Episode 104: Prayer on the Football Field

July 7, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses the recent Supreme Court Decision regarding prayer. 

Episode 103: Holiness

Episode 103: Holiness

June 30, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin reflects on two different issues: the recent Supreme Court decision and a phrase from this week's Torah portion. 

Episode 102: A Memorable Journey

Episode 102: A Memorable Journey

June 22, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses a trip he took recently which affirmed a perspective concerning what it means to be a person of faith. Please also read the accompanying blog posting at http://www.robdobrusin.com/two-beautiful-parks-two-important-perspectives/

Episode 101: Of Shabbat and the World Series. Part 2

Episode 101: Of Shabbat and the World Series. Part 2

June 9, 2022

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin answers the question he asked in last week's edition of the podcast, concluding the discussion concerning the role obligation to Jewish law should play in our lives. 

Episode 100: Of Shabbat and the World Series: Part 1

Episode 100: Of Shabbat and the World Series: Part 1

June 2, 2022

In the first of this two part episode, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses the issue of obligation to the observance of Shabbat. He describes an incident from his life and considers the lessons one can learn from that experience.

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