107 episodes

Welcome to A Dash of Drash, a weekly podcast reflection on our world through the lens of Torah with Rabbi Marc Soloway and special guests.
Produced by Sari Levy. Open and closing music from "Nishmat" by Joey Weisenberg

Marc Soloway has been the Rabbi of Bonai Shalom Synagogue in Boulder, Colorado since 2004. Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He loves skiing, mountain biking, sacred music and milking goats.

Dash of Drash Rabbi Marc Soloway

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

Welcome to A Dash of Drash, a weekly podcast reflection on our world through the lens of Torah with Rabbi Marc Soloway and special guests.
Produced by Sari Levy. Open and closing music from "Nishmat" by Joey Weisenberg

Marc Soloway has been the Rabbi of Bonai Shalom Synagogue in Boulder, Colorado since 2004. Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He loves skiing, mountain biking, sacred music and milking goats.

    Episode 107: Smiling behind a Mask

    Episode 107: Smiling behind a Mask

    I have been pondering how you smile from behind a mask on the trail.
    I wrote a piece about it shared here, recorded on Lag Baomer where there is much reflection about eyes and mouths. What will happen when we come out of the isolation of our caves?

    • 16 min
    Episode 106: Counting Days, Making Days Count

    Episode 106: Counting Days, Making Days Count

    Today can so easily feel like yesterday and tomorrow, especially right now. Making each day count, imbuing every day with meaning is hard but important. The annual counting ritual of the 49 days of the Omer between two harvest, between redemption and revelation can help us create a daily and deeply personal map for this strange, uncertain journey we are on.

    • 16 min
    Episode 105: A Different Passover - Dayenu

    Episode 105: A Different Passover - Dayenu

    Some reflections as Passover approaches on a very different holiday in the time of COVID19. Can we still have "dayenu" moments?

    • 15 min
    Episode 104: Keep Breathing

    Episode 104: Keep Breathing

    I stumbled upon a profound meditation practice taught by Reb Zalman about connecting to Divine Breath, which is offered here. These are very difficult and frightening days for most of us as our worlds get smaller and we are confined to our homes. We begin the third book of the Torah this week, Vayikra/Leviticus with its details of animal sacrifices. The first word is written in the Torah with a small alef. This is a time when we need prayer and other spiritual practices to keep us balanced and whole. Let's breathe together and offer whatever ways we can to come close in these diminished moments.

    • 18 min
    Episode 103: Distancing and Connecting

    Episode 103: Distancing and Connecting

    In these frightening, surreal days as our world changes in the face of Covid 19, the language of the moment is social distancing. Of course we have to keep ourselves physical apart to contain this virus, but is that the right language? I offer some reflections on how we might navigate this new moment in our lives and our world.

    • 20 min
    Episode 102: A Name and a Place - Honoring MLK's Legacy with Special Guest Reverend Pedro Silva

    Episode 102: A Name and a Place - Honoring MLK's Legacy with Special Guest Reverend Pedro Silva

    As we begin the Exodus narratives in the Torah, Reverend Pedro Silva, Minister at the First Congregational Church in Boulder, and a friend and interfaith colleague, in conversation about name, place, freedom and more in honor of the legacy of Rev Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Here is a link to Pedro's song New Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnqLEGRjQeQ&feature=youtu.be

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Noah Goldstein ,

Uplifting and Meaningful

Rabbi Marc Soloway is an incredible person with a huge heart, keen mind, and delightful voice. This podcast offers thoughtful exploration of pertinent issues with deep Jewish insights.

S-Paul-Finn ,

A dose of wisdom and meaning

Listening to Rabbi Marc is like listening to a wise and humble sage in a village of old. He speaks from his heart and offers his teachings from a place of pure offering, drawing from the depths of traditional Judaism while making it relevant and accessible to our modern souls in modern times.

BoisePodcastQueen ,

Drash: A gentle soul and sharp mind

Most podcasts raise my blood pressure, but even when the topics are serious the Rabbi's calming voice and rational approach leave me soothed as well as better informed/more thoughtful. Thanks for taking the time to produce this podcast!

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