Tag Archives: Leviticus

COUNTING THE DAYS – a post-Passover message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COUNTING THE DAYS – a post-Passover message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Although this Mitzvah starts on the Second Day of Pesach, our Torah readings won’t mention it for a few weeks.  Chapter 23 of Leviticus spells out the law:  “Count … Continue reading

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CLEAN OR CONTAMINATED – Sh’mini – Lev. 9—11, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CLEAN OR CONTAMINATED – Sh’mini – Lev. 9—11, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Our Torah reading this week brings us both drama and detail.  After we learn about the public pageant of dedicating the Tabernacle, and the tragic death of Aaron’s … Continue reading

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PROPHETS OF HOPE AND WISDOM – Tzav/Shabat hagadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROPHETS OF HOPE AND WISDOM – Tzav/Shabat hagadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon   This week’s Torah portion, like most of the readings in Leviticus, details ancient ceremonial sacrifices.  Every congregation will be able to review the sacrificial process at … Continue reading

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NISAN, MONTH OF FREEDOM – Vayikra 5778 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

NISAN, MONTH OF FREEDOM – Vayikra 5778 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon     On this coming Shabat morning, every traditional congregation will bring out not one but three Torah scrolls.  Truly a rare occasion.   This week we will … Continue reading

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DESTINY OR DEBATE – Behar/Behukosai – Lev. 25-27– by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

DESTINY OR DEBATE – Behar/Behukosai – Lev. 25-27– by Rabbi Baruch Cohon As we conclude the Book of Leviticus this week with a double reading covering its last three chapters, we might well consider this a particularly appropriate year to … Continue reading

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