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LEADERS THEN AND NOW – Bamidbar – Numbers 1:1-4:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

LEADERS THEN AND NOW – Bamidbar – Numbers 1:1-4:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Along with the details of the military census, the duties of the tribe of Levi, and the protective coverings for transporting the Tabernacle and its furnishings, this … Continue reading

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JACOB’S UNSPOKEN MESSAGE – Va-y’khee, Gen. 47:28—50:26 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

JACOB’S UNSPOKEN MESSAGE – Va-y’khee, Gen. 47:28—50:26 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Our father Jacob delivered a parting message to each of his 12 sons, on his deathbed. Certainly he pulled no punches in expressing his view of each of … Continue reading

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WHO SELLS JOSEPH? – Va’yeyshev – Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

WHO SELLS JOSEPH? – Va’yeyshev – Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Among the world’s most famous stories, Joseph’s ranks high. Modern writers from Thomas Mann to Andrew Lloyd Weber based well known adaptations on this week’s Torah portion. A … Continue reading

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COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCES – Vayigash – Gen.44:18 – 47:27, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCES – Vayigash – Gen.44:18 – 47:27, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Before going into the climactic chapter of the Joseph story, let me correct a mistake in last week’s blog. Its first paragraph mentioned “two Torah readings” last … Continue reading

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ALL IN ONE – Va-et-khanan – Deut. 3:23-7:11 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ALL IN ONE – Va-et-khanan – Deut. 3:23-7:11 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Of all the weekly readings, this one ranks with the most memorable. Here Moses reminds his people of the Ten Commandments and enunciates the Sh’ma, the outstanding … Continue reading

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