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“Magnanimity and Grace” Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon’s Torah Talk on Vayigash 5777

My son, Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, is this week’s guest writer for my Torah Blog: “Magnanimity and Grace”  Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon’s Torah Talk on Vayigash 5777 This week’s Torah portion of Vayigash begins with the climax of the great … 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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ETERNAL WRESTLING MATCH — Vayishlakh, Gen. 32:4–36, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ETERNAL WRESTLING MATCH — Vayishlakh, Gen. 32:4–36, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Torah section, Vayishlakh, includes a famous struggle. Genesis 32 recounts how Jacob, expecting to encounter his vengeful brother Esau, sets up a camp for his 4 wives … Continue reading

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GOODBYE AND HELLO — Vayeytzey – Gen. 28:11- 32:3 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GOODBYE AND HELLO — Vayeytzey – Gen. 28:11- 32:3 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon The very first word of this week’s Torah reading sparked a fascinating comment from Rashi. That word is vayeytzey, “he went out.” The Torah tells us … 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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