Posts with the category “rabbi-s-blog”

Be Sure To Revisit Our Rabbi’s Blog on Shavuot’s Actual Biblical Meaning!
by Bruce Cohen on May 28th, 2020
As Shavu’ot 5780 begins at sundown Thursday, May 28, 2020 – why not reacquaint yourself with the actual Biblical meaning of the holiday, and the path by which it was morphed across time into an entirely different focus on the Mount Sinai giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) – a meaning Jewish scholarly leaders freely admit, it is given NOWHERE in the entire Bible.   The BLOG on this can be found at t...  Read More
Why No “Lag BaOmer” at Beth El of Manhattan?
by Bruce Cohen on May 11th, 2020
“The Jewish world has as much to learn from what ‘Two-Testament Judaism’ chooses not to do from among standing Jewish traditions, as what we choose to do.” – Rabbi Bruce L. CohenShalom. As Erev Lag BaOmer falls tonight, it seems appropriate to share why we, as a Jewish synagogal community, choose not to celebrate it.Put simply, Lag BaOmer marks an occasion and a line of theology we consider unheal...  Read More
Passover Practice Guide • ©2020 Revised Edition
by Bruce Cohen on April 2nd, 2020
A USER-FRIENDLY GUIDE TOBIBLICAL 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 the last few thousand years; so what I present here is the core set of Biblical standards, which in my view, are very “user-friendly” ...  Read More
Holding Our Sacred Services During Corona Virus
by Bruce Cohen on March 12th, 2020
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:  1. All Attendees are advised to bring their own “Purell” (or equivalent) and to apply to their hands upon entering CPC, and after touching any s...  Read More
AOC “Concentration Camp” Controversy – A Gentler Approach
by Bruce Cohen on June 25th, 2019
My “Letter To The Editor” sent today to The New York Times in response to Charles M. Blow’s June 23rd OpEd on the AOC “Concentration Camp” Comment Controversy. FYI – They have published every one of the previous three letters I have sent them.  Heres hoping.  Blog can be found on my person website at this URL : http://brucecohenwordsmusic.com/?p=2029 For shalom, Rabbi Bruce25 June 2019...  Read More
Be Sure To Revisit Our Rabbi’s Blog on Shavuot’s Actual Biblical Meaning!
by Bruce Cohen on June 6th, 2019
As Shavu’ot 5779/2019 approaches this Saturday evening, June 8th, why not reacquaint yourself with the actual Biblical meaning of the holiday, and the path by which it was morphed across time into an entirely different focus on the Mount Sinai giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) – a meaning every Jewish scholar freely admits, it is given NOWHERE in the entire Bible. BLOG can be found at this link: h...  Read More
Neutralizing One Poison Pill At A Time
by Bruce Cohen on April 18th, 2019
Misuse Of The Term, “Greater Israel” In The PressWe 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 https://nyti.ms/2VNvL16 )Professor Avi Shlaim’s article in The New York Times, “Benjamin Netanyahu and The Death Of The Zionist Dream” is a telling examp...  Read More
Slouching Towards Bethlehem … Again
by Bruce Cohen on October 24th, 2018
The Natural Outcome of Abandoning CivilityBy 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 This might just be the most obvious blog I have ever written: a real “no brainer.”I am willing to risk being fatuous to effort fomenting pu...  Read More
Rabbi Bruce guest on NYU “Multifaithful” Podcast
by Bruce Cohen on November 2nd, 2016
Rabbi Bruce L. Cohen was the guest on NYU’s “Multifaithful” Podcast in an episode entitled, “De-Mystifying the Messianic: A Conversation with Rabbi Bruce Cohen”The podcast is available clicking the above active link, or by cutting and pasting this URL into your browser: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/aae251/episodes/2016-11-02T06_28_55-07_00 ––– You can also get it directly from iTunes.Please ...  Read More