Parsha Behaalotcha: Sharing leadership

Dear Scouts, This week, Parsha Behaalotcha teaches us some interesting lessons in leadership. God commands Moses on the way in which the Menorah is to be lit. The Menorah provides leadership in the Mishkan by providing light so everyone can see. God commands Moses and Aaron to consecrate the Levites, who will help lead the […]

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Parsha Bechukosai: Remembering your duty

Dear Scouts, Lately we get a lot of messages about the end of civilization. Think of all the movies, television shows and video games bringing you stories about fictional events like the zombie apocalypse, space alien attacks, out-of-control viruses and giant meteors striking Earth. These things probably will not happen, just like the prediction that […]

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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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