Passover Practice Guide • ©2020 Revised Edition

A USER-FRIENDLY GUIDE TO BIBLICAL PASSOVER OBSERVANCE Rabbi Bruce L. Cohen(© 2020 Revised Edition) This little guide is to make easy and understandable the Biblical standards of "kosher for Passover." Many varied traditions and standards of practice have evolved over...

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Holding Our Sacred Services During Corona Virus

      Dear Beth El Members & Attendees,   Shalom. At present thus far into the Corona Virus containment efforts, Beth El is continuing hold our regular TnT & Erev Shabbat Services.   Because CPC is a public building – here is how we will proceed for maximum safety:  ...

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Neutralizing One Poison Pill At A Time

Misuse Of The Term, “Greater Israel” In The Press We can now add the phrase “Greater Israel” to terms like “phobe” and “racist” and “colonialist” being misused in public relations to create sentiments not grounded in fact. (See full NYT article at...

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem … Again

The Natural Outcome of Abandoning Civility By Rabbi Bruce L. Cohen “A harsh word brings forth anger.” – Proverbs 15:1b “They have sown the wind, so they will reap the whirlwind.” – Hosea 8:7 “What seed a person sows, that crop shall he also reap.” – Galatians 6:7  ...

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Marketing Is Not Ministry

Marketing Is Not Ministry or The Rise of The Quote-Card Industry 2 Corinthians 2:17  “For we are not like many, peddling the word of God.” Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote in 1921 “Die Philosophie soll die Gedanken, die sonst gleichsam trübe und verschwommen sind, klar...

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Rosh HaShanah Is Really “Yom Teruah”

In preparation for the start of this year's Jewish High Holiday Season, my 2012 Blog clarifying Rosh HaShanah's Biblical identity and sound practices for it can be found at the link below: enjoy! http://www.bethelnyc.org/yom-teruah2012/

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