Tag Archives: Deuteronomy

PROTECTING THE WORD – Ekev – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROTECTING THE WORD – Ekev – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon (Yes I said the Word, not the World.) Along with its legal and historical sections, this week’s Torah reading includes Moses’ narrative of his second 40-day session on … Continue reading

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A MESSAGE FROM MOSES – Deut.3:23—7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A MESSAGE FROM MOSES – Deut.3:23—7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s reading is long, starting as Moses recalls praying to be permitted to enter the Promised Land.  He is refused, but he accepts his fate, and then … Continue reading

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HERE ARE THE WORDS – D’varim – Deut. 1–3:22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HERE ARE THE WORDS – D’varim – Deut. 1–3:22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we begin reading Sefer D’varim, (literally “the book of words”), Deuteronomy, the fifth and last book of the Torah.  The 120-year old leader Moses gives his … Continue reading

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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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