Parsha Vayislach: Struggling with our inner ‘angels’

Dear Scouts, This week, in Parsha Vayishlach, we read of Jacob’s continuing journey from his father-in-law’s home in Padan-aram to his own home in Canaan. Knowing that he will encounter Esau as he approaches home, and fearing that Esau still hates him because he “stole” his birthright and blessing, Jacob wants to Be Prepared. Because of his righteousness, […]

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New Orleans continues its 10 Commandments Hike

By ALAN SMASON For the eleventh time in as many years, I was privileged to lead a contingent of 160 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, adult leaders on what has become a tradition for many Southeast Louisiana Council families, the Ten Commandments Hike. The concept of the Ten Commandments Hike is simple. Host a […]

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Parsha Vayera: How to treat guests

This week, I offer our d’var Torah in memory of my father-in-law, Milton Freedman, whose jahrzeit is today. Like our Patriarch Abraham, he was a generous, caring and gracious host. Dear Scouts, One of the things I like about the heroes of Torah is that they were men and women of action. They spoke little and did much. […]

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Former NJCOS chair Shelly Weil passes in FL; funeral set for Sunday

SHELLY WEIL, a former chairman of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and a man deeply involved with the Relationships and Religious Relationships Committees and Task Forces for the National Council, died on October 29, 2014 in Delray Beach, FL. He was 80. Scouting was at the forefront of his life. An Eagle Scout since […]

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