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MESSAGE FROM MOSES — Deut. 3:23–7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

MESSAGE FROM MOSES — Deut. 3:23–7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon         This long section starts as Moses recalls praying to be permitted to enter the Promised Land.  Our Midrash notes that there are ten different … Continue reading

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HERO OR CRIMINAL? – Pinkhas – Num. 25:10-30:1 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HERO OR CRIMINAL? – Pinkhas – Num. 25:10-30:1 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          These five chapters cover a rare variety of subjects, from the end of an epidemic, to a plan to attack an enemy, then to Moses’ second … Continue reading

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DESTINY OR DEBATE –Behukosai– Lev. 26:3-27:34– by Rabbi Baruch Cohon   

DESTINY OR DEBATE –Behukosai– Lev. 26:3-27:34– by Rabbi Baruch Cohon             This reading, Behukosai – “In My Statutes” – details the results to be expected from following Torah principles.  And from violating them.  Make those principles our guide, we will … Continue reading

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ENTRANCE OF A LEADER – Sh’mos –Exodus 1:1 –6.1, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ENTRANCE OF A LEADER – Sh’mos –Exodus 1:1 –6.1, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we begin reading Exodus, the second book of the Torah – or as we call our Torah, the Five Books of Moses.  Why do we … Continue reading

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The Benefit of the Doubt Torah

This week’s Dvar Torah is a direct quote from my son Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, and appears on his website, RabbiSamCohon.com.  I think you will find it important.  We celebrate the new month of Elul on Sunday, August 12th, the beginning of … Continue reading

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