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INAUGURATION DAY – “Tzav” – Lev. 6-8 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

INAUGURATION DAY – “Tzav” – Lev. 6-8 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          No parade.  No speeches.  No wildly cheering crowd.  This is not the coronation of a king or the inauguration of a president.  This is a dedication of a high priest and his assistants. … Continue reading

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GETTING THE CALL – Vayikra – Leviticus 1:1 ff – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GETTING THE CALL – Vayikra – Leviticus 1:1 ff – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Now we begin the book of Leviticus.  Its first three words are worth dwelling on.  Unlike most English translations, this book does NOT open by saying “The L-rd called to … Continue reading

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HOW MANY EXILES? – Pekudey – Ex.38 -40 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HOW MANY EXILES? – Pekudey – Ex.38 -40 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          The Book of Exodus concludes with an elaborate description of the process of assembling the Tabernacle and initiating its ritual. After a year of wandering in the desert, on the first … Continue reading

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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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BE COUNTED – Kee Tissa – Ex. 30:11—34:35, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BE COUNTED – Kee Tissa – Ex. 30:11—34:35, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          “When you count the sons of Israel,” Moses is told, “let each man give a ransom for his soul.”  What goes without saying here is that it is not a direct … Continue reading

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