Tag Archives: Ten Commandments

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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BREAKING THE TABLETS – Kee tisa, Ex. 30:11-34:35, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

BREAKING THE TABLETS – Kee tisa, Ex. 30:11-34:35, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week we will encounter some of the Torah’s more challenging passages. Our reading opens with a unique process of registering for the draft – as each man age … Continue reading

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HEEL AND TOE – “Eykev” – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HEEL AND TOE – “Eykev” – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon The name of this week’s reading is EYKEV – meaning a result. “Eykev tishm’oon” it says – As a result of listening to the commandments and following them, … 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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