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SOME “MAZEL” FOR SUCCOTH –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

SOME “MAZEL” FOR SUCCOTH –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon My friend and former colleague Rabbi Meyer Heller used to feel sorry for the Succoth holiday which comes this week. “Succoth has no mazel” was how he put it. “People are all … 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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ALL ABOUT MIRIAM – Chukas, Numbers 20 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ALL ABOUT MIRIAM – Chukas, Numbers 20 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon At the beginning of Chapter 20 in the Book of Numbers we will read this week of the death of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Tersely the … Continue reading

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