As we conclude the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses a beautiful traditional interpretation on a verse in a section of the Torah which, sadly, is often overlooked. What can this interpretation teach us about an important Jewish ritual?
What does diluted soup have to do with the celebration of the holiday of Sukkot and what life lesson can we derive from this pragmatic Sukkot tradition? Rabbi Dobrusin shares thoughts on the upcoming festival in this week's episode of Wrestling and Dreaming.
The Yizkor, Memorial Service on Yom Kippur, is a time to remember those closest to us who have died. But, it can symbolize something as well. In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin considers an additional meaning the Yizkor serve can have for us.
In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin shares thoughts on Kavannah: sincerity and meaning in prayer and religious ritual. In the course of the discussion, he teaches about one commandment in the Torah which is significantly different from every other commandment.
In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin addresses the subject of Teshuva, repentance, as we approach the High Holy Days. Using stories from his childhood reflecting one of his lifelong interests, he discusses both the process and substance of Teshuva.