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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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HOW CLOSE IS CLOSE?    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon – Nitzavim – Deut. 29:9–30    

HOW CLOSE IS CLOSE?    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon – Nitzavim – Deut. 29:9–30 The people are camped on the east bank of the Jordan, listening to a final message from Moshe Rabbeinu —.  Moses our Rav.  He knows he will … Continue reading

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A BASKET OF THANKS — “Kee Tavo” Deut. 26-29:8, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

A BASKET OF THANKS — “Kee Tavo” Deut. 26-29:8, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon _ This week Moses concludes his second “parting discourse” and begins the third.  His message once again highlights choices, to be dramatically presented to the people once … Continue reading

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AMMON, MOAB and US – Kee seytzey – Deut. 21:10 – 25 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

AMMON, MOAB and US – Kee seytzey – Deut. 21:10 – 25 by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Among the 70-odd Mitzvos detailed in this week’s Torah reading, we find one that echoes strangely against today’s discussions of intergroup relations. Deep in … Continue reading

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4-F or DD? – Deut. 20 – Shoftim – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

4-F or DD? – Deut. 20 – Shoftim – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon One section in this week’s Sedrah highlights a significant difference between Torah law and facts of life today, including in modern Israel.  “When you go out to … Continue reading

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