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ENOUGH ALREADY! – Vayak’hel – Ex. 35:1-38:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ENOUGH ALREADY! – Vayak’hel – Ex. 35:1-38:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This week we will read the portion Vayak’hel – “Moses assembled the entire people.”  Usually this section is joined with the next one, Pikudey – “the records of the Tabernacle.”  But during a leap year like this … 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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DETAILS, DETAILS — “Vayishlakh” — Gen. 32-34 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

DETAILS, DETAILS — “Vayishlakh” — Gen. 32-34 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Some Torah narratives are broad and sweeping, as in “G-d created heaven and earth,” while others seem overcrowded with details. Such crowding fills some of the chapters in Genesis … Continue reading

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A NOBODY?  — “Toldos” – Gen. 25:19-28:9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A NOBODY?  — “Toldos” – Gen. 25:19-28:9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon – This week we will read a section called “Toldos Yitzhok” – literally, the history of Isaac.  Very quickly we see that Isaac, the second of our patriarchs, is … Continue reading

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MAKING A MATCH – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon – Hayyey Sarah, Gen.23-25:18

MAKING A MATCH – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon – Hayyey Sarah, Gen.23-25:18 This week brings us the story of Eliezer the matchmaker.   Abraham’s major domo, Eliezer of Damascus, gets the problematic honor of travelling to his master’s birthplace to find … Continue reading

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