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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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COME TO THE PU’UHONUA – Matos-Mas’ey – Num. 30:2 – 36:13, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COME TO THE PU’UHONUA – Matos-Mas’ey – Num. 30:2 – 36:13, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we will read the last two sections in the fourth book of the Torah, Sefer Bamidbor, otherwise known as Numbers. Forty trying years now … Continue reading

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HOW SACRED IS HUMAN LIFE? – Shoftim, Deut. 16:18 – 21:9 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HOW SACRED IS HUMAN LIFE? – Shoftim, Deut. 16:18 – 21:9 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Appropriately named Shoftim – Judges, this week’s reading deals with principles and practices Moses teaches us about what is justice and how to enforce it. … Continue reading

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GETTING DOWN TO CASES – Mishpatim, Ex.21-24 By Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GETTING DOWN TO CASES – Mishpatim, Ex.21-24 By Rabbi Baruch Cohon Last week the Torah gave us principles of conduct. General rights and wrongs. Now, reading Sedrah Mishpatim – “Judgments” — we get into some specifics. We know murder is … Continue reading

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CREED OR DEED – Yisro – Ex. 18-20 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CREED OR DEED – Yisro – Ex. 18-20 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon As we read the one-and-only story of an entire nation getting certified by G-d Almighty, with Moses ascending Mount Sinai amid thunder, lightning and smoke, we might … Continue reading

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