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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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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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