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HERE ARE THE WORDS – D’varim – Deut. 1–3:22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HERE ARE THE WORDS – D’varim – Deut. 1–3:22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we begin reading Sefer D’varim, (literally “the book of words”), Deuteronomy, the fifth and last book of the Torah.  The 120-year old leader Moses gives his … Continue reading

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 “Pinhas” – Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 – Pick a subject – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

“Pinhas” – Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 – Pick a subject – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s reading, named after Pinhas – Phineas, son of Elazar son of Aaron – contains enough different subjects for at least 5 messages. We … Continue reading

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HOW DISTINGUISHED ARE WE – Kee Tissa – Ex.30:11—34, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HOW DISTINGUISHED ARE WE – Kee Tissa – Ex.30:11—34, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon      This week’s Torah reading is among the longest, most varied and most dramatic readings of the year. In its nearly four long chapters, we will … Continue reading

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A MAJORITY OF ONE – “Mishpatim” – Ex. 21-24 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A MAJORITY OF ONE – “Mishpatim” – Ex. 21-24 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           Following last week’s spectacle of receiving the Torah, with the people hearing the great principles of the Ten Commandments resounding from Mt. Sinai amid sacred … Continue reading

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ONE LAND – Numbers 33 – Matos-Mas’ey – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ONE LAND – Numbers 33 – Matos-Mas’ey – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Another double-header week finds us reading two Torah portions, covering a wide range of subjects. Vows and how to fulfill them, journeys and battles in Israel’s progress toward … Continue reading

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