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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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HAWAII LOOKS AT ISRAEL – Va-eskhanon – Deut. 3:23 – 7:11 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

HAWAII LOOKS AT ISRAEL – Va-eskhanon – Deut. 3:23 – 7:11 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Ancient law, including Torah law, could exact death penalties where none were justified. For example, if A kills B, then A is condemned to death, … Continue reading

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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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