Tag Archives: Torah Law

PROCLAIM LIBERTY – B’har – Lev.25:1—26:2, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

PROCLAIM LIBERTY – B’har – Lev.25:1—26:2, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          By far the most famous words in this week’s Torah reading are the ones from Chapter 25 verse 10, which are engraved on the Liberty Bell: “Proclaim liberty throughout … Continue reading

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354 DAYS AT A TIME – Emor –Lev.21-24, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

354 DAYS AT A TIME – Emor –Lev.21-24, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          You probably heard about the fellow who decided to become an atheist.  He left his family’s house of worship and turned his back on religion.  But then … 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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CURING OUR ILLS – Metzora & Shabat haGadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CURING OUR ILLS – Metzora & Shabat haGadol – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon          This week brings us a rather strange combination of texts.  The Torah reading is named for a sufferer of a disease called tzaraas.  The Haftorah reading comes from the prophet Malachi predicting … Continue reading

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A TRIPLE OCCASION — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A TRIPLE OCCASION — by Rabbi Baruch Cohon                      This coming Shabat morning in every traditional synagogue, when the Torah service starts, not one but three scrolls will be taken out of the Ark and carried in procession.  Arriving on the bema, … Continue reading

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