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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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MESSAGE FROM MOSES — Deut. 3:23–7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

MESSAGE FROM MOSES — Deut. 3:23–7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon         This long section starts as Moses recalls praying to be permitted to enter the Promised Land.  Our Midrash notes that there are ten different … Continue reading

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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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