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HOW CLOSE IS CLOSE?    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon – Nitzavim – Deut. 29:9–30

HOW CLOSE IS CLOSE?    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon – Nitzavim – Deut. 29:9–30      The people are camped on the east bank of the Jordan, listening to a final message from Moshe Rabbeinu —.  Moses our Rav.  He knows … Continue reading

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98 WORDS TO THE WISE – Kee tavo, Deut. 26-29:8 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

98 WORDS TO THE WISE – Kee tavo, Deut. 26-29:8 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This section includes Moses’ Third Discourse, and its famous lists of blessings and curses – blessings earned by carrying out the Divine commandments, and … Continue reading

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JUDGE – AND BE JUDGED – Shoftim –Deut. 16:18 – 21:9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

JUDGE – AND BE JUDGED – Shoftim –Deut. 16:18 – 21:9, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Appropriately named Shoftim – Judges, this reading deals with principles and practices Moses teaches, about what is justice and how to enforce it.          … Continue reading

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AN INDIVIDUAL MATTER? – R’ey,  Deut. 11:26-16:17, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

AN INDIVIDUAL MATTER? – R’ey,  Deut. 11:26-16:17, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon        In this section, during Moses’ second discourse to the people on the bank of the Jordan, he reviews the laws of religious observance.  One sentence stands out as … Continue reading

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RESULTS – Ekev – Deut. 7:12 – 11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon 

RESULTS – Ekev – Deut. 7:12 – 11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           Moses continues his Second Discourse with a detailed statement of the moral behavior that will bring positive results.  The reading is called Ekev, a word that also … Continue reading

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