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MIDNIGHT AT NOON – Bo – Ex. 10-13 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

MIDNIGHT AT NOON – Bo – Ex. 10-13 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This week we will read about plagues #8, 9 and 10.  Of these, as well as the ones we read about last week, #9 has a unique quality.   It afflicts the … Continue reading

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A TRIPLE CELEBRATION – Miketz, Hanukkah, Rosh Hodesh – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A TRIPLE CELEBRATION – Miketz, Hanukkah, Rosh Hodesh – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week gives us not one Torah reading and one from the prophets but two from Torah and three from prophets, because this week features three celebrations … Continue reading

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NO SAINTS – Vayeishev –Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

NO SAINTS – Vayeishev –Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Like other leaders in other times, the ancestors who made our history were not perfect.  The book of Genesis pulls no punches in recounting their story.  This week’s reading will … 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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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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