This podcast features thoughts on issues of Jewish tradition and faith by Rabbi Rob Dobrusin from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Presented in informal and conversational style, Rabbi Dobrusin shares his interpretations of traditional Jewish texts and concepts often illustrated with examples taken from contemporary life. The discussions are designed to be accessible and thought-provoking to all.
Episode 125: Responding with a Blessing
What is the role of the bracha, the blessing in Jewish tradition? Rabbi Dobrusin shares some stories relating to this question and encourages us to think about the role the saying of a blessing can play in our lives.
Episode 124: Thanksgiving 2022
Rabbi Dobrusin shares a thought for this Thanksgiving based upon one of our ritual traditions.
Episode 123: The Servant’s Prayer
In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin considers the prayer of Abraham's servant in Genesis 24 in light of a favorite comment his father would often make. He considers the question: What is the main purpose of prayer in Jewish tradition?
Episode 122: Responsibility on the Street
In this episode, Rabbi Dobrusin teaches a brief section from the Talmud concerning responsibility in public areas. Is there a limitation to our responsibility for situations we are involved in?
Episode 121: In Memory and in Hope
Rabbi Dobrusin shares thoughts as we observe the 27th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin in light of today's reality in Israel.
Episode 120: After the Flood
Why did Noah end up in such a sad state after the flood? Rabbi Dobrusin considers this question in this episode of Wrestling and Dreaming.