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KNOW THE LAW – AND UNDERSTAND IT? – Khukas – Numb.19:1—22:1 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

KNOW THE LAW – AND UNDERSTAND IT? – Khukas – Numb.19:1—22:1 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Torah law comes in three varieties.  One is called eydos – ordinances.  A second one is called khukim – decrees.  And the third is … Continue reading

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KORAKH AGAIN, AND AGAIN – Num. 16-18 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

KORAKH AGAIN, AND AGAIN – Num. 16-18 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This section tells the story of a revolution.  A revolution that failed.  Not the first such revolt in Jewish history, it was nevertheless a threat to the … Continue reading

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AARON’S LIGHT – B’haalot’kha – Num. 8-12 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

AARON’S LIGHT – B’haalot’kha – Num. 8-12 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Of all the Mitzvot – the commandments, duties, responsibilities – that Aaron had to fulfill as High Priest, the one that opens this reading is easily the … Continue reading

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BLESSINGS AND MUSIC – Naso– Num.4:21–7 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BLESSINGS AND MUSIC – Naso– Num.4:21–7 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Of all the topics discussed in this reading, one that comes near the end is easily the most familiar, and perhaps most important for our generation.  It is … Continue reading

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INAUGURATION DAY – “Tzav” – Lev. 6-8 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

INAUGURATION DAY – “Tzav” – Lev. 6-8 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          No parade.  No speeches.  No wildly cheering crowd.  This is not the coronation of a king or the inauguration of a president.  This is a dedication of a high priest and his assistants. … Continue reading

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