Wrestling and Dreaming: Engaging Discussions on Judaism
Episode 65: An Act of Lovingkindess

Episode 65: An Act of Lovingkindess

September 23, 2021

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? 

Episode 64: The Season of  Joy

Episode 64: The Season of Joy

September 17, 2021

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. 

Episode 63: Memory

Episode 63: Memory

September 10, 2021

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. 

Episode 62: The Sound of the Shofar

Episode 62: The Sound of the Shofar

September 2, 2021

What does the sound of the Shofar mean? Rabbi Dobrusin shares some thoughts on how we might find meaning in the blowing of the Shofar in different ways. 

Episode 61: Watching the River Run

Episode 61: Watching the River Run

August 26, 2021

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses on the most beloved traditional rituals of Rosh Hashana and offers an additional way in which we can view this meaningful ceremony. 

Episode 60: Sincerity and Awareness

Episode 60: Sincerity and Awareness

August 19, 2021

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. 

Episode 59: Signs on the Road

Episode 59: Signs on the Road

August 12, 2021

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. 

Episode 58: Coming Home

Episode 58: Coming Home

August 5, 2021

Where have you had memorable  experiences praying with a congregation? Rabbi Dobrusin shares some stories of his most memorable experiences in anticipation of an upcoming special occasion. 

Episode 57: Adults and Children

Episode 57: Adults and Children

July 29, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, Rabbi Dobrusin shares thoughts on a commentary by Rashi on this week's Torah portion. What impact can a miracle mentioned by Moses have on our lives as Jews? 

Episode 56: HEAR!

Episode 56: HEAR!

July 22, 2021

In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin discusses the most important statement in Jewish tradition. 

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