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A TRIPLE OCCASION — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A TRIPLE OCCASION — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon                      This coming Shabat morning in every traditional synagogue, when the Torah service starts, not one but three scrolls will be taken out of the Ark and carried in procession.  Arriving on the bema, … Continue reading

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CLEAN OR CONTAMINATED – Sh’mini – Lev. 9—11, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CLEAN OR CONTAMINATED – Sh’mini – Lev. 9—11, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Our Torah reading this week brings us both drama and detail.  After we learn about the public pageant of dedicating the Tabernacle, and the tragic death of Aaron’s … 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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CONTAMINATED VETERANS – Mattos, Num.30-32 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CONTAMINATED VETERANS – Mattos, Num.30-32 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Sedrah tells us of various subjects, including responsibility for vows made by men and by women, a military draft and the brutal war against the Midianites, and finally … Continue reading

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