Tag Archives: Ten Commandments

MESSAGE FROM MOSES — Deut. 3:23–7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

MESSAGE FROM MOSES — Deut. 3:23–7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon         This long section starts as Moses recalls praying to be permitted to enter the Promised Land.  Our Midrash notes that there are ten different … Continue reading

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RE-READ, REPEAT, RETAIN – DEUT. 31 – VAYELECH By Rabbi Baruch Cohon

RE-READ, REPEAT, RETAIN – DEUT. 31 – VAYELECH By Rabbi Baruch Cohon In this week’s short reading, we can find the precedent for a familiar custom. That custom is the regular public reading of the Torah in synagogue services. A … Continue reading

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PROTECTING THE WORD – Ekev – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROTECTING THE WORD – Ekev – Deut. 7:12-11:25, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon (Yes I said the Word, not the World.) Along with its legal and historical sections, this week’s Torah reading includes Moses’ narrative of his second 40-day session on … Continue reading

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A MESSAGE FROM MOSES – Deut.3:23—7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A MESSAGE FROM MOSES – Deut.3:23—7:11 – Va-etkhanan –by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s reading is long, starting as Moses recalls praying to be permitted to enter the Promised Land.  He is refused, but he accepts his fate, and then … Continue reading

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A MAJORITY OF ONE – “Mishpatim” – Ex. 21-24 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A MAJORITY OF ONE – “Mishpatim” – Ex. 21-24 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           Following last week’s spectacle of receiving the Torah, with the people hearing the great principles of the Ten Commandments resounding from Mt. Sinai amid sacred … Continue reading

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