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FOR ALL US TALKING DONKEYS – Numbers 22-31 – Balak – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

FOR ALL US TALKING DONKEYS – Numbers 22-31 – Balak – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          You see your friend riding a bicycle too close to the lane of a fast moving truck, what do you do?  You yell “Look … Continue reading

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KORAKH AGAIN, AND AGAIN – Num. 16-18 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

KORAKH AGAIN, AND AGAIN – Num. 16-18 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This section tells the story of a revolution.  A revolution that failed.  Not the first such revolt in Jewish history, it was nevertheless a threat to the … Continue reading

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AARON’S LIGHT – B’haalot’kha – Num. 8-12 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

AARON’S LIGHT – B’haalot’kha – Num. 8-12 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Of all the Mitzvot – the commandments, duties, responsibilities – that Aaron had to fulfill as High Priest, the one that opens this reading is easily the … Continue reading

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BLESSINGS AND MUSIC – Naso– Num.4:21–7 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BLESSINGS AND MUSIC – Naso– Num.4:21–7 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Of all the topics discussed in this reading, one that comes near the end is easily the most familiar, and perhaps most important for our generation.  It is … Continue reading

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WHO IS HOLY? — K’doshim, Lev. 18-20 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

WHO IS HOLY? — K’doshim, Lev. 18-20 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This Torah reading bears a close relationship to the previous one.  On non-leap years they are read together in synagogue services.  Their relationship involves the effects of wrong conduct, actions to … Continue reading

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