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DO WE EXPECT HIM? — An end-of-Pesach message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

DO WE EXPECT HIM? — An end-of-Pesach message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Opening the door for Elijah was a highlight of our Seder evening, an experience we treasured ever since childhood. That full goblet waited for the prophet, and we couldn’t see … Continue reading

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PROPHETS OF HOPE AND WISDOM – Tzav/Shabat hagadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROPHETS OF HOPE AND WISDOM – Tzav/Shabat hagadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon   This week’s Torah portion, like most of the readings in Leviticus, details ancient ceremonial sacrifices.  Every congregation will be able to review the sacrificial process at … Continue reading

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NISAN, MONTH OF FREEDOM – Vayikra 5778 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

NISAN, MONTH OF FREEDOM – Vayikra 5778 — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon     On this coming Shabat morning, every traditional congregation will bring out not one but three Torah scrolls.  Truly a rare occasion.   This week we will … 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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ONE TORAH – First day Passover – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ONE TORAH – First day Passover – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This year our great holiday of freedom begins on Shabbos, so we will read the special portion for the First Day of Passover, from Exodus chapter 12, describing the … Continue reading

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