Tag Archives: Shavuot

BLESSINGS AND MUSIC – Naso – Num.4:21–7 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BLESSINGS AND MUSIC – Naso – Num.4:21–7 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Of all the topics discussed in this week’s reading, one that comes near the end is easily the most familiar, and perhaps most important for our generation. It … 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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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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TAPS ON SHAVUOS – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

TAPS ON SHAVUOS – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This year puts the Hebrew and English calendars in rare contact. On Saturday night begins the festival of Shavuos, the Feast of Weeks, when we celebrate the anniversary of receiving the Torah … Continue reading

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TO PROFANE OR TO SANCTIFY – “Emor” – Lev. 21-24 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

TO PROFANE OR TO SANCTIFY – “Emor” – Lev. 21-24 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon The section called “Emor” – literally “Say!” – will be read this coming Shabat in traditional congregations outside of Israel. It was read last Shabat … Continue reading

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