December 2, 2021
How does one of the rituals of the Jewish wedding ceremony reflect the importance of two different aspects of a Jewish home? And, how can this relate specifically to this Shabbat on our calendar? Rabbi Dobrusin answers these questions in this episode of the podcast.
November 23, 2021
In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin shares thoughts on the meaning of a familiar and beautiful blessing: the Shehecheeyanu.
November 18, 2021
In this episode of the podcast, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses the 2nd of the 3 Hanukkah blessings. How has the meaning of the blessing been changed by the addition of one simple Hebrew letter?
November 11, 2021
In this, the first of 3 episodes leading up to Hanukkah, Rabbi Dobrusin shares a question from the Talmud about one of the rituals of Hanukkah. This simply phrased question leads to a discussion of the role of the commandments in Jewish tradition.
November 4, 2021
In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin shares a critical life lesson from the text of the Talmud, discussing both the lesson itself and the fascinating way that the Talmudic rabbis deduced the lesson from the text of the Torah.
October 28, 2021
In this episode of the podcast, Rabbi Dobrusin presents thoughts on rituals of mourning in Jewish tradition.
October 21, 2021
How did Isaac react to being brought up to the altar to be sacrificed by his father at God's command? Rabbi Dobrusin shares a rabbinic legends which describes Isaac's conversation with his father before being bound on the altar. What can we learn about parents and children from this legend?
October 14, 2021
In this week's episode, Rabbi Dobrusin shares three classic rabbinic stories about Abraham. Who was this man whom God chose to be the patriarch of the people?
October 7, 2021
Rabbi Dobrusin shares excerpts from a sermon he delivered on Parashat Noach in 1998. The sermon concerned a significant accomplishment by one of his childhood heroes who provided a critical lesson for us all.
September 30, 2021
What can an incident at a World Series game teach us about how we relate to Torah? Rabbi Dobrusin answers this question in this episode of the podcast.