Tag Archives: Mitzvah

ENOUGH ALREADY! – Vayak’hel – Ex. 35:1-38:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ENOUGH ALREADY! – Vayak’hel – Ex. 35:1-38:20, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This week we will read the portion Vayak’hel – “Moses assembled the entire people.”  Usually this section is joined with the next one, Pikudey – “the records of the Tabernacle.”  But during a leap year like this … Continue reading

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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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