Shavuot parshat and the signifcance of eagles

This week’s D’var Torah is by Avi Passy, of Troop 806, Houston, Texas, on the occasion of his receiving the Eagle Scout award last weekend.  Congratulations, Avi! Dear Scouts, Saturday night, we begin the festival of Shavuot, a holiday that commemorates receiving the Torah at Sinai. On Shavuot, we customarily rededicate ourselves to the ideals […]

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Parsha Emor: Laws of purity and sharing

Dear Scouts, In Parsha Emor this week, the Torah covers a number of topics: ·        laws regarding the purity of the Kohanim, including whom they can marry, what physical problems would disqualify them from performing duties in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and who is entitled to eat from the holy offerings of the Mishkan; ·        what […]

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Parsha Shemini: Keeping on task

This week, we observed Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and this week’s d’var Torah is in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust. May their memory be a blessing. Dear Scouts, With Pesach over, we return to the regular order of reading the Torah. This week, Parsha Shemini celebrates the completion of the Tabernacle […]

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