Tag Archives: Exodus

FREEDOM MONTH – Shabat Hakhodesh – Ex.12:1-20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

FREEDOM MONTH – Shabat Hakhodesh – Ex.12:1-20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Do you start naming the months of the year with July? Maybe you should. After all, July is the month of American freedom. We don’t change years in July, … Continue reading

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CALL HIM INDISPENSABLE – “Vayak-hel Pikudey” – Ex. 35-40 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CALL HIM INDISPENSABLE – “Vayak-hel Pikudey” – Ex. 35-40 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Constructing the first Jewish house of worship called for special attention, special materials and special skills. Also, special design. Remember, this has to a portable sanctuary, … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE TABLETS – Kee tisa, Ex. 30:11-34:35, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BREAKING THE TABLETS – Kee tisa, Ex. 30:11-34:35, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we will encounter some of the Torah’s more challenging passages. Our reading opens with a unique process of registering for the draft – as each man age … Continue reading

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ARE WE QUALIFIED TO BUILD IT? – T’rumah – Ex. 25—28:19, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ARE WE QUALIFIED TO BUILD IT? – T’rumah – Ex. 25—28:19, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Bible commentators like the great Rashi taught that “there is no early and late in the Torah.” In other words, the order of events described … Continue reading

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GETTING DOWN TO CASES – Mishpatim, Ex.21-24 By Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GETTING DOWN TO CASES – Mishpatim, Ex.21-24 By Rabbi Baruch Cohon Last week the Torah gave us principles of conduct. General rights and wrongs. Now, reading Sedrah Mishpatim – “Judgments” — we get into some specifics. We know murder is … Continue reading

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