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BLESSINGS AND MUSIC – A Naso blog sequel – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BLESSINGS AND MUSIC – A Naso blog sequel – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           The Priestly Benediction, whether pronounced by descendants of Aaron or by clergymen, calls for an accepting answer from those being blessed.  And in synagogue practice it also includes music.                Rockdale … Continue reading

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BLESSINGS AND GRAMMAR–birkas cohanim – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BLESSINGS AND GRAMMAR –Numbers 6:22-27 – birkas cohanim – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           Three sentences that we read in the Torah this week get repeated all the time – in Christian houses of worship, in Masonic funeral ceremonies, and most often in … Continue reading

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CONTAMINATED -Tazria-Metzora by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CONTAMINATED! – Lev. 12-15 Tazria-Metzora – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           Some tribal societies have medicine men who treat physical ailments with mystery cures. Ancient Israel left that function to the cohanim, the priests, Aaron and his descendants.   The Book of Leviticus prescribes the treatments in three … Continue reading

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