Parsha Emor: You do say

Dear Scouts, This week’s parsha, Emor, is named for the seventh Hebrew word in the opening sentence – emor means “say”. The sentence begins, “God said to Moses: Say to the Priests …” The word “say” usually means “open your mouth and speak words”. But the real meaning of “say” in this portion is different. […]

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Passover: Counting the Omer

This week, we offer Derech Tsofeh in honor of the baby girl born to Jocelyn and Eagle Scout Adam Block on the second day of Pesach, in Jerusalem.  Mazel tov!  We have a special d’var Torah by the baby’s uncle, Eagle Scout Jordan Block, first published two years ago. Dear Scouts: I hope everyone had […]

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Parsha Mikeitz: More on Joseph

Dear Scouts: This week the drama surrounding Joseph and his brothers continues in Parsha Mikeitz. Joseph, sold into slavery in Egypt, has met two of Pharaoh’s chamberlains and interpreted their dreams, which turn out just as Joseph explained they would. Now, Pharaoh has had a dream that no one can interpret, and the chamberlain of […]

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