TBE Richmond Podcast

by Rabbi Michael Knopf

Follow Rabbi Michael Knopf’s sermons, lectures, and conversations with special guests, Cantor Dara Sage Rosenblatt’s music and teachings, and so much more from virtual gatherings of Temple Beth-El in Richmond, Virginia. Temple Beth-El is committed to leading people into growing relationships with Jewish community, wisdom, and practice that help them thrive intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that inspire them to bu... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • S03 E20 - Pharaohs Past and Present — What we can do to support Ukrainians (featuring Sam Revenson)

    S03 E20 - Pharaohs Past and Present — What we can do to support Ukrainians (featuring Sam Revenson)

    In his Dvar Torah for Refugee Shabbat (January 28. 2023), TBE member Sam Revenson shares how the war in Ukraine relates to the Exodus story, and what our community is doing for Ukrainians, including those we have helped resettle i...

    09:11
  • S03 E19 - Free Will and Fairness (featuring Brandon Metheny)

    S03 E19 - Free Will and Fairness (featuring Brandon Metheny)

    In one of the most famous stories in the Torah, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened during the plagues and his choice is taken away. In his Dvar Torah for Parashat Va-era (January 21, 2023), TBE member Brandon Metheny explores how we can ...

    13:54
  • S03 E18 - Jacob Lived (featuring Alane Ford)

    S03 E18 - Jacob Lived (featuring Alane Ford)

    In this Dvar Torah for Parashat Va-Yehi (January 7, 2023), TBE member Alane Ford discusses the patriarch Jacob's preparations for his own death and asks, what does it mean to face one's own death? And how can we do this well?

    15:00
  • S03 E17 - Dreaming in Darkness (featuring Josh Jeffreys)

    S03 E17 - Dreaming in Darkness (featuring Josh Jeffreys)

    Inspired by Parshat Miketz, Hanukkah, and Rosh Chodesh (December 24, 2022), TBE member Josh Jeffreys shares a d’var torah on the blessing of darkness, power of dreams, and importance of (re)dedicating ourselves to spreading light ...

    10:47
  • S03 E16 - What It Means to Be Righteous (Feat. Brandon Metheny)

    S03 E16 - What It Means to Be Righteous (Feat. Brandon Metheny)

    The Rabbis explicitly call Joseph “righteous,” but his early life seems to be anything but. What can we learn from Joseph’s experiences and growth to find righteousness in our own lives?

    12:39