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PROCLAIM LIBERTY – B’har – Lev.25:1—26:2, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROCLAIM LIBERTY – B’har – Lev.25:1—26:2, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          By far the most famous words in this week’s Torah reading are the ones from Chapter 25 verse 10, which are engraved on the Liberty Bell: “Proclaim liberty throughout … Continue reading

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CURING OUR ILLS – Metzora & Shabat haGadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CURING OUR ILLS – Metzora & Shabat haGadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This week brings us a rather strange combination of texts.  The Torah reading is named for a sufferer of a disease called tzaraas.  The Haftorah reading comes from the prophet Malachi predicting … Continue reading

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ARE THEY LISTENING? – Va-eyra – Ex. 6 – 9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ARE THEY LISTENING? – Va-eyra – Ex. 6 – 9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This week we will follow Moses on his challenging mission, and witness seven of the ten Plagues of Egypt.  He does not seek this role, any more than he … Continue reading

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YOUR BANKRUPT BROTHER – Behar/Bekhukosai –Lev.25-27 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

YOUR BANKRUPT BROTHER – Behar/Bekhukosai —Lev.25-27 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s double reading covers the last three chapters in the Book of Leviticus, and also covers several subjects, so let’s single out just one.  In the classic translation … Continue reading

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