Author Archives: Baruch

Three Grim Weeks by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

THREE GRIM WEEKS This year it starts on Thursday July 9th and concludes on Thursday July 30th.  On both of those days, observant Jews fast.  And between those days tradition calls for abstinence from celebrations.  Why?  Because those days on … Continue reading

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HANG OUT THE FLAG by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HANG OUT THE FLAG Whatever day of the week it is, July 4th is American Independence Day.  We all know that.  Past years’ celebrations have featured fireworks, military parades and lots of public figures making pompous political pronouncements.  What will … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR GROUP ID? by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

WHAT’S YOUR GROUP ID? Amid the conflicting charges we hear and see daily, pro and con about groups like Black Lives Matter, some writers accuse them of anti-American policies while others would write off the Founding Fathers as slave owners.  … Continue reading

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THE LATEST STYLE by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

THE LATEST STYLE One result of current travel restrictions is spending more time watching television.  Interesting experience, isn’t it?  Among the changes we see, from baseball games that are historical instead of newsworthy, to old films remade by 21st century … Continue reading

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CHECK IT OUT Sh’lakh l’kha – Numbers 13-15 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CHECK IT OUT Sh’lakh l’kha – Numbers 13-15   You get a call from your friend, or an employee, or a member of your family, advising you of an opportunity. A home for sale in a neighborhood you like. You … Continue reading

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