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GOODBYE and HELLO – Nitzavim/Vayeylekh – Deut. 29-31, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GOODBYE and HELLO – Nitzavim/Vayeylekh – Deut. 29-31, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Last week’s reading concluded the second of Moses’ Final Discourses and began his third and last public message to the Jewish People. Since we will read two sections … Continue reading

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98 WORDS TO THE WISE – Kee tavo, Deut.26-29:8 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

98 WORDS TO THE WISE – Kee tavo, Deut.26-29:8 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Torah reading includes Moses’ Third Discourse, and the famous lists of blessings and curses – blessings earned by carrying out the Divine commandments, and … Continue reading

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AMMON, MOAB and US – Kee seytzey – Deut. 21:10 – 25 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

AMMON, MOAB and US – Kee seytzey – Deut. 21:10 – 25 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Among the 70-odd Mitzvos detailed in this week’s Torah reading, we find one that echoes strangely against today’s discussions of intergroup relations. Deep in … Continue reading

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HOW SACRED IS HUMAN LIFE? – Shoftim, Deut. 16:18 – 21:9 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HOW SACRED IS HUMAN LIFE? – Shoftim, Deut. 16:18 – 21:9 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Appropriately named Shoftim – Judges, this week’s reading deals with principles and practices Moses teaches us about what is justice and how to enforce it. … Continue reading

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HEEL AND TOE – “Eykev” – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HEEL AND TOE – “Eykev” – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon The name of this week’s reading is EYKEV – meaning a result. “Eykev tishm’oon” it says – As a result of listening to the commandments and following them, … Continue reading

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