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WHEN LIFE ENDS – Sedrah Va-y’khee –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon  

WHEN LIFE ENDS – Sedrah Va-y’khee –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon The last reading in the Book of Genesis starts with Jacob’s farewell message to his sons, describes his death, and concludes with the death of one of those sons, Joseph … Continue reading

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A TRIPLE CELEBRATION – Miketz, Hanukkah, Rosh Hodesh – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A TRIPLE CELEBRATION – Miketz, Hanukkah, Rosh Hodesh – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week gives us not one Torah reading and one from the prophets but two from Torah and three from prophets, because this week features three celebrations … Continue reading

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NO SAINTS – Vayeishev –Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

NO SAINTS – Vayeishev –Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Like other leaders in other times, the ancestors who made our history were not perfect.  The book of Genesis pulls no punches in recounting their story.  This week’s reading will … Continue reading

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DETAILS, DETAILS — “Vayishlakh” — Gen. 32-34 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

DETAILS, DETAILS — “Vayishlakh” — Gen. 32-34 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Some Torah narratives are broad and sweeping, as in “G-d created heaven and earth,” while others seem overcrowded with details. Such crowding fills some of the chapters in Genesis … Continue reading

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THE ‘WOW’ OF RELIGION – Vayeytzey – Gen. 28:10-32:3 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

THE ‘WOW’ OF RELIGION – Vayeytzey – Gen. 28:10-32:3 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Jacob leaves home, ostensibly on his way to Haran to find a wife, but more importantly to get out of harm’s way in the person of … Continue reading

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