Tag Archives: Mitzvos

GOODBYE and HELLO – Nitzavim/Vayeylekh – Deut. 29-31, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GOODBYE and HELLO – Nitzavim/Vayeylekh – Deut. 29-31, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Last week’s reading concluded the second of Moses’ Final Discourses and began his third and last public message to the Jewish People. Since we will read two sections … Continue reading

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AMMON, MOAB and US – Kee seytzey – Deut. 21:10 – 25 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

AMMON, MOAB and US – Kee seytzey – Deut. 21:10 – 25 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Among the 70-odd Mitzvos detailed in this week’s Torah reading, we find one that echoes strangely against today’s discussions of intergroup relations. Deep in … Continue reading

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HEEL AND TOE – “Eykev” – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HEEL AND TOE – “Eykev” – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon The name of this week’s reading is EYKEV – meaning a result. “Eykev tishm’oon” it says – As a result of listening to the commandments and following them, … Continue reading

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ONE LAND – Numbers 33 – Matos-Mas’ey – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ONE LAND – Numbers 33 – Matos-Mas’ey – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Another double-header week finds us reading two Torah portions, covering a wide range of subjects. Vows and how to fulfill them, journeys and battles in Israel’s progress toward … Continue reading

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RISE AND RECEIVE – Shavuot 1st day– by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

RISE AND RECEIVE – Shavuot 1st day– by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Of all our annual holidays, this week’s festival of Shavuot is by far the one most often ignored. No family gatherings like the Passover Seder, no L’chaim parties like … Continue reading

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