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COUNTING IN THE DESERT – Bamidbor – Numbers 1-4:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COUNTING IN THE DESERT – Bamidbor – Numbers 1-4:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s reading gives its name to the entire book which it opens.  But the English name seems to bear no relationship to the Hebrew name of … Continue reading

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A DO-IT-YOURSELF SHRINE – Sedrot Vayak’hel & Pikudey Ex.35-40 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A DO-IT-YOURSELF SHRINE – Sedrot Vayak’hel & Pikudey Ex.35-40 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This is a special week in the cycle of the Jewish year.   All right, so every week is special.  So what’s so special this week? For … Continue reading

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HOW DISTINGUISHED ARE WE – Kee Tissa – Ex.30:11—34, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HOW DISTINGUISHED ARE WE – Kee Tissa – Ex.30:11—34, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon      This week’s Torah reading is among the longest, most varied and most dramatic readings of the year. In its nearly four long chapters, we will … Continue reading

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BURY ME NOT– Va-y’khi – Gen.47:28-50:26 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BURY ME NOT– Va-y’khi – Gen.47:28-50:26 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Remember this one?  Oh bury me not on the lone prairie,                                                                                  These words come low and mournfully                                                                                 From the pallid lips of a youth who lay                                                                       On his dyin’ … 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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