Author Archives: Baruch

HERE ARE THE WORDS – D’varim – Deut. 1–3:22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HERE ARE THE WORDS – D’varim – Deut. 1–3:22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we begin reading Sefer D’varim, (literally “the book of words”), Deuteronomy, the fifth and last book of the Torah.  The 120-year old leader Moses gives his … Continue reading

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COME TO THE PU’UHONUA – Matos-Mas’ey – Num. 30:2 – 36:13, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COME TO THE PU’UHONUA – Matos-Mas’ey – Num. 30:2 – 36:13, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we will read the last two sections in the fourth book of the Torah, Sefer Bamidbor, otherwise known as Numbers. Forty trying years now … Continue reading

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 “Pinhas” – Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 – Pick a subject – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

“Pinhas” – Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 – Pick a subject – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s reading, named after Pinhas – Phineas, son of Elazar son of Aaron – contains enough different subjects for at least 5 messages. We … Continue reading

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COMFORT AND COURAGE – The 3 weeks – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COMFORT AND COURAGE – The 3 weeks – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Next Sunday, July 1st, will be a national holiday in Israel.  But no celebrations.  No bands playing, no parades.  It will be a day when the observant Jews … Continue reading

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BALAAM and HATRED – Balak – Num. 22:2 – 25:9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BALAAM and HATRED – Balak – Num. 22:2 – 25:9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon A Moabite king named Balak fears a possible invasion by the Israelite forces who are camped nearby.  They just fought and defeated the forces of Emor … Continue reading

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