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GOING HOME – Lekh l’kha – Gen. 12-17, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GOING HOME – Lekh l’kha – Gen. 12-17, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Some Torah readings have distinguishing titles, and this week’s reading stands out. In the opening sentence, Abram gets the Divine message that starts with the two words that … Continue reading

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LOTS OF “LOT”S – Ex. 12-17 – Lekh l’kha — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

LOTS OF “LOT”S – Ex. 12-17 – Lekh l’kha — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Torah reading includes parts of a story that is spread out over several chapters of the Book of Genesis. It is the story of … Continue reading

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OUR SEASON OF JOY – the Succot week – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

OUR SEASON OF JOY – the Succot week – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon As if we didn’t read enough contrasting Torah passages on the High Holidays, now comes Succot with daily readings, many of them detailing our complex calendar and … Continue reading

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FAMOUS WORDS – Va-et-khanan—Deut. 3:23–7:11, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

FAMOUS WORDS – Va-et-khanan—Deut. 3:23–7:11, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we will observe Shabat Nakh’mu, the Sabbath of Comfort, taking its name from our Haftorah, to help us recover from the tragedies that marked Tisha B’Av. This week’s Torah … Continue reading

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THE SELECTION PROCESS – Sh’lakh l’kha – Num. 13 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

THE SELECTION PROCESS – Sh’lakh l’kha – Num. 13 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon If you are running a business, how do you decide on a branch manager? If you’re running a nation, how do you pick an ambassador? If … Continue reading

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