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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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LAUGHTER IS OUR NAME – Vayeyra – Gen. 18-22 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

LAUGHTER IS OUR NAME – Vayeyra – Gen. 18-22 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we will read of the birth of Isaac, second of our three patriarchs. Long awaited, this child of old age gets surrounded with love … Continue reading

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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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