121 episodes

Welcome to Torah and Today with Rabbi Ken Brodkin.  On this podcast, you can expect weekly wisdom as we explore how the Torah guides our lives in modern times. Tune in for insight on your Jewish journey. We'll draw from a mix of Torah sources as we grapple with issues we face as Jews in contemporary society.This podcast is produced with the support of Congregation B'nai Israel in Manalapan NJ. 

Torah and Today Rabbi Ken Brodkin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to Torah and Today with Rabbi Ken Brodkin.  On this podcast, you can expect weekly wisdom as we explore how the Torah guides our lives in modern times. Tune in for insight on your Jewish journey. We'll draw from a mix of Torah sources as we grapple with issues we face as Jews in contemporary society.This podcast is produced with the support of Congregation B'nai Israel in Manalapan NJ. 

    Gratitude Will Change Your Life

    Gratitude Will Change Your Life

    The life of Ruth and the Chag of Shavuot helps us to connect with a path that can immediately change our lives for the better: gratitude.

    • 12 min
    Audacious Hope

    Audacious Hope

    The Jewish people face unprecedented challenges in our times. How do we prepare for the future in these days of great trials? 2,600 years ago, the prophet Jeremiah taught us a lesson in faith in a time when destruction was at the door—literally. His act of audacious hope is beckons us today.

    • 12 min
    Sukkot: A Moment To Celebrate

    Sukkot: A Moment To Celebrate

    The generation that returned from Bavel to Jerusalem reveled in their “rediscovery” of the Chag of Sukkos. Their modest celebration holds a lesson for our lives.

    • 11 min
    Journey of the Kohen

    Journey of the Kohen

    Israeli singer Ishay Ribo takes us into the soul of the Kohen Gadol through his “Seder HaAvoda,” a song with 10 million views on YouTube.Why is a song about Yom Kippur enthralling to people of all backgrounds? What can we learn from the Kohen’s journey in our lives today?

    • 13 min
    Elul: One that I Seek

    Elul: One that I Seek

    During the Hebrew month of Elul, we contemplate the palpable presence of the King. How do we utilize these weeks to prepare for the Days of Awe? What does it mean for us to desire a King?

    • 12 min
    Let Us Worship Other Gods!

    Let Us Worship Other Gods!

    What happens when your friend or loved one tries to sway you against your better judgment? How do you eschew the desires of loved ones, or the society around you? The Torah’s discussion of friends enticing us to worship idols is instructive for our times.

    • 12 min

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15 Ratings

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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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