Tag Archives: Aaron

REBELLIONS OLD AND NEW – KORAKH – Num. 16-18 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

REBELLIONS OLD AND NEW – KORAKH – Num. 16-18 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week, we will read the story of a revolution. A revolution that failed. Not the first such revolt in our history, it was nevertheless a threat … 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 week’s reading, one that comes near the end is easily the most familiar, and perhaps most important for our generation. It … Continue reading

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CONTAMINATED — Lev. 12-15 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 … Continue reading

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ALCOHOL AND TORAH – Sh’mini – Lev. 10 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ALCOHOL AND TORAH – Sh’mini – Lev. 10 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Torah reading includes the story of Aaron’s two oldest sons, Nadav and Avihu, and their tragic mistake. The words of the Torah tell a strange … Continue reading

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PROPHETS OF HOPE AND WISDOM – Tzav/Shabat hagadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROPHETS OF HOPE AND WISDOM – Tzav/Shabat hagadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Torah portion, like most of the readings in Leviticus, details ancient ceremonial sacrifices. Every congregation will be able to review the sacrificial process at the … Continue reading

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