Tag Archives: Family Values

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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LOSING AND REMEMBERING – Khukas – Num. 19:1—22:1, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

LOSING AND REMEMBERING – Khukas – Num. 19:1—22:1, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon All through this reading we will find the imminence and effect of losing treasured people. First it is Miriam who dies. We read simply that she dies and … Continue reading

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AMALEK and KHAMENEI – a pre-Purim Blog by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

AMALEK and KHAMENEI – a pre-Purim Blog by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Before we take that first Purim drink, let’s read the Torah. What passage do we read on the Sabbath before Purim? Zakhor – “Remember what Amalek did to you!” … Continue reading

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BROTHER? BEWARE – Toldos –Gen. 25:19—28:9—by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BROTHER? BEWARE – Toldos –Gen. 25:19—28:9—by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Rivalry among siblings is nothing new, as we all know. We find some classic examples of it in the Torah. Starting with two-son conflicts like Cain and Abel which leads to … Continue reading

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