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ALTARS AND IDOLS – Re’eh – Deut. 11:26 – 16:17, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ALTARS AND IDOLS – Re’eh – Deut. 11:26 – 16:17, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Torah reading continues Moses’ farewell discourses, and covers several topics, connected by the concept of blessing vs. curse. Follow Divine law and earn blessing, … Continue reading

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HEEL AND TOE – “Eykev” – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HEEL AND TOE – “Eykev” – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon The name of this week’s reading is EYKEV – meaning a result. “Eykev tishm’oon” it says – As a result of listening to the commandments and following them, … Continue reading

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HAWAII LOOKS AT ISRAEL – Va-eskhanon – Deut. 3:23 – 7:11 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HAWAII LOOKS AT ISRAEL – Va-eskhanon – Deut. 3:23 – 7:11 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Ancient law, including Torah law, could exact death penalties where none were justified. For example, if A kills B, then A is condemned to death, … Continue reading

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GIANT ENEMIES – D’varim – Deut. 1-3:22 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GIANT ENEMIES – D’varim – Deut. 1-3:22 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Deuteronomy, the last book of the Torah, consists of Moses’ three farewell orations to his people. This week we will read the first one, reviewing Israel’s travels and … Continue reading

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ONE LAND – Numbers 33 – Matos-Mas’ey – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ONE LAND – Numbers 33 – Matos-Mas’ey – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Another double-header week finds us reading two Torah portions, covering a wide range of subjects. Vows and how to fulfill them, journeys and battles in Israel’s progress toward … Continue reading

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