Parsha Metzora: Thinking before speaking

Dear Scouts: Our parsha this week, Metzora, goes into great detail discussing the affliction of tzaraas. Tzaraas is generally called leprosy, which is a disease that makes the skin unattractive and damages the nerves. Tzaraas was actually something different, and today it is usually called “Biblical leprosy.” Tzaraas could affect a person, but it could […]

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Parsha Vayikra: Using our tables

Dear Scouts: For weeks we’ve been learning about the Mishkan (Tabernacle) - how it was to be built, what vessels were to go in it, how the kohanim (priests) were to dress and how Moses was to anoint the kohanim and inaugurate the services. The services to be held in the Mishkan and later in the Beit […]

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Parsha Vayakhel: Building and resting

Dear Scouts: [Shhh …  This week, we listen in while big brother Yosef tells younger brother Asher about the parsha.] Yosef: In this week’s parsha, Vayakhel, God tells the Children of Israel to build the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Asher: Again? Didn’t God already tell them to build the Mishkan way back in Tetzaveh and Terumah? Yosef: […]

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