Tag Archives: Mitzvah

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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A MAJORITY OF ONE – “Mishpatim” – Ex. 21-24 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A MAJORITY OF ONE – “Mishpatim” – Ex. 21-24 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           Following last week’s spectacle of receiving the Torah, with the people hearing the great principles of the Ten Commandments resounding from Mt. Sinai amid sacred … Continue reading

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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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