Tag Archives: Jewish Traditions

KNOW THE LAW – AND UNDERSTAND IT? – Khukas – Numb.19:1—22:1 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

KNOW THE LAW – AND UNDERSTAND IT? – Khukas – Numb.19:1—22:1 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Torah law comes in three varieties.  One is called eydos – ordinances.  A second one is called khukim – decrees.  And the third is … Continue reading

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CHECK IT OUT – Sh’lakh l’kha – Num. 13-15, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CHECK IT OUT – Sh’lakh l’kha – Num. 13-15, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          You get a call from your friend, or an employee, or a member of your family, advising you of an opportunity.  A home for sale in … 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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PROCLAIM LIBERTY – B’har – Lev.25:1—26:2, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROCLAIM LIBERTY – B’har – Lev.25:1—26:2, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          By far the most famous words in this week’s Torah reading are the ones from Chapter 25 verse 10, which are engraved on the Liberty Bell: “Proclaim liberty throughout … 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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