Parsha EIKEV: Appreciating blessings

Dear Scouts, In parsha Eikev, Moses continues to review some of the things that happened during Israel’s wanderings in the Wilderness, including some of the miracles God performed for us and some of the errors we made along the way. He urges the Israelites to do as God has commanded and take possession of the […]

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Parsha Pinchas: Change

Dear Scouts: This week’s parsha, Pinchas, is about change. The Children of Israel are making changes to prepare to enter the Land of Israel. In last week’s parsha, Balak, we learned how Moabite king Balak hired Balaam to curse the Israelites; but Balaam was only able to speak the words God told him, and blessed […]

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Parsha Chukat: More about lashon hara

Dear Scouts, This week, in Parshat Korach, we learn the third lesson in the last few weeks about lashon hara, evil speech. Two weeks ago, in Parshat Beha’alotcha, Miriam told Aaron something about their brother Moses which was not true. She was punished with tzarrat, a discoloration of the skin (sometimes incorrectly called leprosy). Since […]

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