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HOW MANY EXILES? – Pekudey – Ex.38 -40 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HOW MANY EXILES? – Pekudey – Ex.38 -40 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          The Book of Exodus concludes with an elaborate description of the process of assembling the Tabernacle and initiating its ritual. After a year of wandering in the desert, on the first … Continue reading

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THE LAST KOL NIDREY by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

THE LAST KOL NIDREY by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This year, as every year, Jews all over the world will gather on Yom Kippur Eve for a type of religious experience that is unique.  Not just unique in Judaism but unique … Continue reading

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PROTECTING THE WORD – Ekev – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROTECTING THE WORD – Ekev – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon (Yes I said the Word, not the World.) Along with its legal and historical sections, this week’s Torah reading includes Moses’ narrative of his second 40-day session on … Continue reading

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RINGS ON THE ARK – Parsha T’rumah   by Rabbi Baruch Cohon  

RINGS ON THE ARK – Parsha T’rumah   by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Chapters 25-27 of Exodus provide a description of the first Jewish sanctuary in complete detail.  All it lacks is a blueprint, and succeeding generations of construction-minded scholars have supplied … Continue reading

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ETERNAL WITNESS – Vayeylekh, Shabat Shuvah – Deut. 31, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ETERNAL WITNESS – Vayeylekh, Shabat Shuvah – Deut. 31, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Moses our Teacher is delivering his last speech, exhorting his people to keep the Torah he helped them receive. Gain courage and wisdom from it, he urges. … Continue reading

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