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Welcome to the Jewish Growth Podcast with Rabbi Ken Brodkin. This broadcast will help you access the timeless wisdom of Judaism and enrich your Jewish journey. How do we apply the wisdom of Judaism to real life? If you are in search of Jewish insight and inspiration, The Jewish Growth Podcast is for you!

The Jewish Growth Podcast Rabbi Ken Brodkin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to the Jewish Growth Podcast with Rabbi Ken Brodkin. This broadcast will help you access the timeless wisdom of Judaism and enrich your Jewish journey. How do we apply the wisdom of Judaism to real life? If you are in search of Jewish insight and inspiration, The Jewish Growth Podcast is for you!

    The Last Sermon

    The Last Sermon

    My last Drasha at Kesser Israel—after 17 years—is a cause for reflection on the meaning of the weekly Drasha/Sermon in Shul. We consider how Moshe increased his own spirit prior to helping others connect with “the Ruach.”  This podcast will be back intermittently over June and July and we plan to be back in full force in August.

    • 13 min
    Shavuot: The Long Road of Mitzvot

    Shavuot: The Long Road of Mitzvot

    Our rabbis teach us that “one Mitzvah causes another Mitzvah.” Yet, seemingly it is possible to perform one Mitzvah without it leading anywhere in particular. How do we realize a full life of walking in the Mitzvot?

    • 12 min
    Lab B'Omer Episode: The Power of Habit

    Lab B'Omer Episode: The Power of Habit

    As we count the days toward Shavuot, the counting of Sefira helps us to understand that power of positive habit in our Torah lives. How do we access our full potential through new habits?

    • 12 min
    Kiddush HaShem in a Non-Jewish World

    Kiddush HaShem in a Non-Jewish World

    As Jews, we experience a tension between our desire to be a “Kiddush HaShem” and the fact that, often, people we encounter do not look favorably upon our Torah practices. How do we thrive with this unresolved tension present in our lives? What does it mean to make a Kiddush HaShem in a non-Jewish world?

    • 12 min
    What Is Life?

    What Is Life?

    Our will to live is the most basic of human drives. But how do we define life? The Torah’s command to “live in Mitzvot” suggests a path that shapes the meaning of our lives.

    • 12 min
    When Sheep Walk with Wolves

    When Sheep Walk with Wolves

    Isaiah’s futuristic vision of the messianic era points to our innate ability to overcome our natural limitations.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

elishacoen33 ,

So much wisdom and insight

I love listening to these podcasts. I find them very helpful and relevant to everyone in every day life.

Alpharhoprez ,

A great listen

A nice, brief yet concise podcast bringing our past into contemporary issues. Well done

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Insightful, Practical Torah Discussion

Rabbi Brodkin blends his experience as a pulpit rabbi with his thoughtful analysis of the weekly Torah portion.

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