Tag Archives: Jewish Perspective

‘KEE’ IS THE KEY – Kee teytzey – Deut. 21:10-25:19, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

‘KEE’ IS THE KEY – Kee teytzey – Deut. 21:10-25:19, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This section opens with a paragraph about proper conduct in war, but the following chapters are not about war.  They continue building the Torah’s structure … Continue reading

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JUDGE – AND BE JUDGED – Shoftim –Deut. 16:18 – 21:9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

JUDGE – AND BE JUDGED – Shoftim –Deut. 16:18 – 21:9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Appropriately named Shoftim – Judges, this reading deals with principles and practices Moses teaches, about what is justice and how to enforce it.          … Continue reading

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AN INDIVIDUAL MATTER? – R’ey,  Deut. 11:26-16:17, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

AN INDIVIDUAL MATTER? – R’ey,  Deut. 11:26-16:17, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon        In this section, during Moses’ second discourse to the people on the bank of the Jordan, he reviews the laws of religious observance.  One sentence stands out as … Continue reading

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CURING OUR ILLS – Metzora & Shabat haGadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CURING OUR ILLS – Metzora & Shabat haGadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This week brings us a rather strange combination of texts.  The Torah reading is named for a sufferer of a disease called tzaraas.  The Haftorah reading comes from the prophet Malachi predicting … Continue reading

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WE RESERVE THE RIGHT by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT           Remember the sign that once appeared in stores, restaurants, bakeries, etc…the one that read “We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone”?  Maybe that became illegal before you were born.  … Continue reading

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