Tag Archives: Shavuot

COUNTING THE DAYS – a post-Passover message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

COUNTING THE DAYS – a post-Passover message by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Although this Mitzvah starts on the Second Day of Pesach, our Torah readings won’t mention it for a few weeks.  Chapter 23 of Leviticus spells out the law:  “Count … Continue reading

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THE 41ST DAY – a Yom Kippur sermon by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

THE 41ST DAY – a Yom Kippur sermon by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Forty days ago was the first of Elul – Elul, the month of preparation for the High Holidays. That makes tomorrow the 41st day. But wait a minute. … Continue reading

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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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