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COUNTING IN THE DESERT – Bamidbor – Numbers 1-4:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COUNTING IN THE DESERT – Bamidbor – Numbers 1-4:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s reading gives its name to the entire book which it opens.  But the English name seems to bear no relationship to the Hebrew name of … Continue reading

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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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NOT THE LEADER – Va-eyra – Ex. 6-9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

NOT THE LEADER – Va-eyra – Ex. 6-9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon We meet a new man in this week’s Torah reading. Aaron. Unlike other major characters in our Biblical history, his birth was not described. He enters our story … 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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DIFFERENT KINDS OF SERVICE – “Naso” – Num.4:21-7, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

DIFFERENT KINDS OF SERVICE – “Naso” – Num.4:21-7, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Last week’s census counted 11 tribes of Israel, numbering men age 20 and over, “all who go out to the army.” This week we find Moses counting the … Continue reading

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