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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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WHO SELLS JOSEPH? – Va’yeyshev – Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

WHO SELLS JOSEPH? – Va’yeyshev – Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Among the world’s most famous stories, Joseph’s ranks high. Modern writers from Thomas Mann to Andrew Lloyd Weber based well known adaptations on this week’s Torah portion. A … 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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LAUGHTER AND A LIE – Va-yey-ra – Gen. 18-22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

LAUGHTER AND A LIE – Va-yey-ra – Gen. 18-22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Torah story finds Abraham to be a gracious host, welcoming three strangers to his tent, and refreshing them with a midday meal, aided by his … Continue reading

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LEAVING TOWN – Vayeitzei – Gen.27:10 – 32:3, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

LEAVING TOWN – Vayeitzei – Gen.27:10 – 32:3, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we will read several chapters in Jacob’s life, some wonderful and some very trying. A patriarch matures, discovers G-d, deals with the crafty father of his … Continue reading

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