Tag Archives: Deuteronomy

A HOLY CONTRAST – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A HOLY CONTRAST – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon All of us who go through the various observances of the fall season are experiencing contrasting emotions.  Depending on the style of your congregation’s services, the emotions could be anywhere from calm … Continue reading

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LEND ME YOUR EARS – Haazinu – Deut. 32 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

LEND ME YOUR EARS – Haazinu – Deut. 32 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Our Torah reading this week starts with a call that can easily be translated “Lend me your ears!”  No, this is not Marc Antony haranguing the … Continue reading

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RE-READ, REPEAT, RETAIN – DEUT. 31 – VAYELECH By Rabbi Baruch Cohon

RE-READ, REPEAT, RETAIN – DEUT. 31 – VAYELECH By Rabbi Baruch Cohon In this week’s short reading, we can find the precedent for a familiar custom. That custom is the regular public reading of the Torah in synagogue services. A … Continue reading

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HOW CLOSE IS CLOSE?    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon – Nitzavim – Deut. 29:9–30    

HOW CLOSE IS CLOSE?    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon – Nitzavim – Deut. 29:9–30 The people are camped on the east bank of the Jordan, listening to a final message from Moshe Rabbeinu —.  Moses our Rav.  He knows he will … Continue reading

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A BASKET OF THANKS — “Kee Tavo” Deut. 26-29:8, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A BASKET OF THANKS — “Kee Tavo” Deut. 26-29:8, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon _ This week Moses concludes his second “parting discourse” and begins the third.  His message once again highlights choices, to be dramatically presented to the people once … Continue reading

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