Parsha Naso: Making offerings

This week’s d’var Torah is written by Steven Plumb, Scoutmaster of Troop 806, Houston, Texas in memory of his mother, Leah bat Benyamin, z”l, whose yahrtzeit is observed on 11 Sivan.  Dear Scouts, In this week’s parsha, Naso, we learn about the offerings of the princes of the 12 tribes on the day the Tabernacle […]

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Art Lipman receives Nachshon Fellow Award

Art Lipman, a longtime member of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting (NJCOS), who was instrumental in the formation of the International Forum of Jewish Scouts (IFJS) and its recognition by the NJCOS, was announced as a recipient of the IFJS’s Nachshon Fellowship Award for his work in promoting the cause of international Jewish Scouting. […]

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Shavuot parshat and the signifcance of eagles

This week’s D’var Torah is by Avi Passy, of Troop 806, Houston, Texas, on the occasion of his receiving the Eagle Scout award last weekend.  Congratulations, Avi! Dear Scouts, Saturday night, we begin the festival of Shavuot, a holiday that commemorates receiving the Torah at Sinai. On Shavuot, we customarily rededicate ourselves to the ideals […]

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Parsha Emor: Laws of purity and sharing

Dear Scouts, In Parsha Emor this week, the Torah covers a number of topics: ·        laws regarding the purity of the Kohanim, including whom they can marry, what physical problems would disqualify them from performing duties in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and who is entitled to eat from the holy offerings of the Mishkan; ·        what […]

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Parsha Shemini: Keeping on task

This week, we observed Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and this week’s d’var Torah is in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust. May their memory be a blessing. Dear Scouts, With Pesach over, we return to the regular order of reading the Torah. This week, Parsha Shemini celebrates the completion of the Tabernacle […]

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