In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin begins a series of podcasts on life cycle events as viewed by Jewish tradition. This is the first of a two part podcast episode on the tradition of Bar and Bat Mitzvah. What do these words actually mean and how should they be used?
Aaron, Moses' brother, is a central figure in the Torah. While he is best known as the first High Priest, the rabbinic tradition saw Aaron as a critical figure in the life of the people for a different reason. In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin speaks about this characteristic of Aaron which is critical for us in our lives as leaders.
In an earlier episode of the podcast, Rabbi Dobrusin discussed the symbolism of windows which remind us to be cognizant of changes in the world which we might miss if we lock ourselves into religious tradition. In this episode, he comments on the Jewish tradition that one should only play in a room which has windows. What can this mean for our houses of worship as we return to gathering as communities?
In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin continues the discussion on the holiday of Shavuot, identified by the Talmudic rabbis as the anniversary of the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Why do we need a second Torah holiday? And, how can one tradition of the game of baseball help us to understand a critical aspect of Torah study?