Tag Archives: Mitzvah

NO SAINTS – Vayeishev –Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

NO SAINTS – Vayeishev –Gen. 37-40, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Like other leaders in other times, the ancestors who made our history were not perfect.  The book of Genesis pulls no punches in recounting their story.  This week’s reading will … Continue reading

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SOME GREAT EXAMPLES – Vayera –Gen.18-22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

SOME GREAT EXAMPLES – Vayera –Gen.18-22, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Laughter and lies, hospitality and holy terror – all these themes figure in this week’s Torah reading.  And all of them combine in the character of our father Abraham and … 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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A HIGHER LIGHT – B’haalos’kho – Num. 8-12, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A HIGHER LIGHT – B’haalos’kho – Num. 8-12, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon The name of this week’s Sedrah has its own unique message. It is the first word of the Divine charge to Aaron, who had the duty and privilege of … Continue reading

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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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