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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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The Head by Baruch Cohon

THE HEAD      In the Navy, the men’s room was called the Head.  And on WW2 ships it was exclusively a men’s room.  But that was the first American war when women who were not nurses were actually admitted … Continue reading

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WHO’S HOLY? – Ahrey Mot-K’doshim Lev. 16-20 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

WHO’S HOLY? – Ahrey Mot-K’doshim Lev. 16-20 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Just as they did last week, this week synagogue Torah readings cover two sections.  They get combined except during leap years.  In fact, they go together well.  Last week’s … Continue reading

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NOW WE KINDLE THE CANDLES – Hanukkah – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

NOW WE KINDLE THE CANDLES – Hanukkah – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           Haneyrot ha-lalu anakhnu madleekeen – My old Hanukkah record sings itself anew every year in Hebrew or in English or both.  The gifted Israeli bandleader and multimedia … Continue reading

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DESTINY, DECEIT and ROMANCE – Vayeytzey – Gen. 27:10—32:3, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

DESTINY, DECEIT and ROMANCE – Vayeytzey – Gen. 27:10—32:3, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Personal stories about our patriarchs flavor the Book of Genesis with some fascinating – and even some familiar – relationships. Last week we learned how Isaac received … Continue reading

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