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“KEE” IS THE KEY – Kee teitzei – Deut. 21:10-25:19, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

“KEE” IS THE KEY – Kee teitzei – Deut. 21:10-25:19, by Rabbi Baruch Cohon Of all the laws stated in this week’s reading — from capital punishment for rape to compassionate treatment of farm animals, from the warning against making … Continue reading

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CONTAMINATED VETERANS – Mattos, Num.30-32 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

CONTAMINATED VETERANS – Mattos, Num.30-32 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon This week’s Sedrah tells us of various subjects, including responsibility for vows made by men and by women, a military draft and the brutal war against the Midianites, and finally … Continue reading

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FAREWELL MESSAGES – “D’varim” Deut.1-3 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

FAREWELL MESSAGES – “D’varim” Deut.1-3 – by Rabbi Baruch Cohon In his 120th year Moses faces his people and gives them a series of messages to take with them into the Promised Land, to guide their lives there. One miracle … Continue reading

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GOING TO WAR by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

GOING TO WAR                  by Rabbi Baruch Cohon           Two sections in the Book of Deuteronomy begin with the words Kee teytzey lamilkhama – “When you go out to war.”  The first section, Chapter 20, details rules to be followed in warfare.  Judaism never said that … Continue reading

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