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KNOW THE LAW – AND UNDERSTAND IT? – Khukas – Numb.19:1—22:1 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

KNOW THE LAW – AND UNDERSTAND IT? – Khukas – Numb.19:1—22:1 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          Torah law comes in three varieties.  One is called eydos – ordinances.  A second one is called khukim – decrees.  And the third is … Continue reading

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KORAKH AGAIN, AND AGAIN – Num. 16-18 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

KORAKH AGAIN, AND AGAIN – Num. 16-18 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This section tells the story of a revolution.  A revolution that failed.  Not the first such revolt in Jewish history, it was nevertheless a threat to the … 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 reading, one that comes near the end is easily the most familiar, and perhaps most important for our generation.  It is … Continue reading

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DESTINY OR DEBATE –Behukosai– Lev. 26:3-27:34– by Rabbi Baruch Cohon   

DESTINY OR DEBATE –Behukosai– Lev. 26:3-27:34– by Rabbi Baruch Cohon             This reading, Behukosai – “In My Statutes” – details the results to be expected from following Torah principles.  And from violating them.  Make those principles our guide, we will … Continue reading

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ONE TORAH – First day Passover – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

ONE TORAH – First day Passover – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon                                  This year our great holiday of freedom begins on Shabbos, so we will read the special portion for the First Day of Passover, from the Book of Exodus chapter 12, describing … Continue reading

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