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WHO’S HOLY? – Ahrey Mot-K’doshim Lev. 16-20 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

WHO’S HOLY? – Ahrey Mot-K’doshim Lev. 16-20 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Just as they did last week, this week synagogue Torah readings cover two sections.  They get combined except during leap years.  In fact, they go together well.  Last week’s … Continue reading

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COUNTING THE DAYS – a post-Passover message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COUNTING THE DAYS – a post-Passover message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Although this Mitzvah starts on the Second Day of Pesach, our Torah readings won’t mention it for a few weeks.  Chapter 23 of Leviticus spells out the law:  “Count … Continue reading

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CLEAN OR CONTAMINATED – Sh’mini – Lev. 9—11, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CLEAN OR CONTAMINATED – Sh’mini – Lev. 9—11, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Our Torah reading this week brings us both drama and detail.  After we learn about the public pageant of dedicating the Tabernacle, and the tragic death of Aaron’s … Continue reading

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DO WE EXPECT HIM? — An end-of-Pesach message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

DO WE EXPECT HIM? — An end-of-Pesach message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Opening the door for Elijah was a highlight of our Seder evening, an experience we treasured ever since childhood. That full goblet waited for the prophet, and we couldn’t see … Continue reading

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PROPHETS OF HOPE AND WISDOM – Tzav/Shabat hagadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROPHETS OF HOPE AND WISDOM – Tzav/Shabat hagadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon   This week’s Torah portion, like most of the readings in Leviticus, details ancient ceremonial sacrifices.  Every congregation will be able to review the sacrificial process at … Continue reading

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