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Author: Rabbi Ken Brodkin

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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!
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It’s common in our times for people to self-identify as “spiritual but not religious.” This includes many people who firmly believe in the existence of God, though they are not affiliated with a religious group or organization. Many seek spirituality in places outside of religion.What does it mean to be spiritual as a Jew? How do we connect the moving spiritual moments we experience, to a life of Mitzvot?
Was Moses on Social?

Was Moses on Social?

2023-01-1512:00

The example of Moshe teaches us to run after each member of HaShem’s flock, as we seek them out in the places that they are found.
B’nai Israel Forever

B’nai Israel Forever

2023-01-0813:09

Congregation Sons of Israel (in Manalapan NJ) updates our name to include the entire children of Israel, as we strive to create an eternal legacy.
What I learned from my real-life encounter with Michael & Summer Dawson PLUS: who is the suffering servant of Isaiah 53?
From the days of Yosef and Yehuda to the Maccabees to our own time, the legacy of the Jewish people is all about walking in the path of truth.
Our fathers and mothers received new names in watershed moments that helped define their life trajectory forward. How can you connect with your name in your struggles today?
Today, it’s possible to walk in the Biblical heart of Israel where our forefathers and mothers walked and lived. But what does Genesis teach us about the most difficult problems that face us in the land of Israel today?
The Power of Community

The Power of Community

2022-11-1312:06

Avraham’s prayer for the wicked city of Sedom depends on the presence of a “Minyan” of Tzaddikim (righteous people).  A deeper look at this moment sheds light on the importance of community for our spiritual health.
Journey Without a Map

Journey Without a Map

2022-11-0612:11

Avraham left Charan and followed the word of HaShem without knowing his destination. How does Avraham’s path guide us to move forward in life, amid doubt and uncertainty?
The Cult & the King

The Cult & the King

2022-10-3013:05

The Hebrew Bible gave the world a radical idea: God, not flesh and blood, is the true king. When we reject cults of personality and center our lives around HaShem, we bring blessing into the world. How can we bring this big idea of HaShem as our king into daily life?
A Mitzvah for Life

A Mitzvah for Life

2022-10-2309:32

A new Torah reading cycle is a time to consider a learning opportunity that is accessible for every Jew.
Sukkot is a time to consider the real struggle between Israel and the nations, and how that struggle plays out in our lives.
A Moment to Celebrate

A Moment to Celebrate

2022-10-0711:01

The first Sukkot celebration after the return of captives from Bavel to Jerusalem teaches us the power of our modest Sukkah.
Should You Forgive?

Should You Forgive?

2022-10-0219:57

Exploring the boundaries of apology and forgiveness in the Teshuva process. Is it ever appropriate to withhold forgiveness?
Understanding the Akeda (Binding of Isaac) is critical for our connection to the Days of Awe, and understanding Jewish morality.
The "WHY" of Mitzvot

The "WHY" of Mitzvot

2022-09-1112:39

A recent Kashrus scandal in Manalapan NJ forces us to rethink the “WHY” of Mitzvot.
Are We Welcoming?

Are We Welcoming?

2022-09-0412:32

Including people in the Jewish community is a lifesaving endeavor. Yet, it takes ingenuity, perseverance and creativity to make that happen.
The Jewish people have always longed for the land of Israel. What do we make of life of our life in exile?  
How To Love God

How To Love God

2022-08-1412:54

We’re back at the Jewish Growth Podcast!The word of HaShem is a source of life and comfort for the Jewish people. Yet, the Jewish people feared that they would perish when G-d spoke to the at Sinai. How do we resolve this paradox? And if G-d is the source of life, how can EVERY Jew love HaShem and connect to the word of God? 
The Last Sermon

The Last Sermon

2022-06-1913:24

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.
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