Tag Archives: Canaan

DETAILS, DETAILS — “Vayishlakh” — Gen. 32-34 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

DETAILS, DETAILS — “Vayishlakh” — Gen. 32-34 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Some Torah narratives are broad and sweeping, as in “G-d created heaven and earth,” while others seem overcrowded with details. Such crowding fills some of the chapters in Genesis … Continue reading

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I RAISED MY HAND – Gen.12-17 – Lekh l’kha – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

I RAISED MY HAND – Gen.12-17 – Lekh l’kha – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Last week’s reading identified Noah as the progenitor of the surviving human race after the Flood, and stated that Noah was selected to survive because he … 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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CHECK IT OUT – Sh’lakh l’kha – Num. 13-15 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CHECK IT OUT – Sh’lakh l’kha – Num. 13-15 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon You get a call from your partner, your employer, or a member of your family, advising you of an opportunity. A house is for sale in … Continue reading

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COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCES – Vayigash – Gen.44:18 – 47:27, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCES – Vayigash – Gen.44:18 – 47:27, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Before going into the climactic chapter of the Joseph story, let me correct a mistake in last week’s blog. Its first paragraph mentioned “two Torah readings” last … Continue reading

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