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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VAYISHLACH: Sending messages

Dear Scouts, This week’s parasha, Vayishlach (“and he sent”) is about sending messages. Jacob and his large family and household of servants, together with his many flocks and herds of animals, are on the journey from the home of his father-in-law, Laban, back to Canaan. Jacob knows he will encounter his brother, Esau. Esau still […]

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Parsha Toldot: More family drama

Dear Scouts, In parsha Toldot, we learn of the interesting family life of Isaac and Rebecca. Rebecca is unable to have children for many years. Isaac prays for her, and God answers by giving her twins. Esau is born first. Then Jacob comes, holding on to Esau’s heel. We will see there was a purpose […]

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Parsh Vayeira: Abraham, the good Scout

This week I am writing in memory of my dear father-in-law, Milton Freedman (Mendel ben Sholom) the grandfather of five Eagle Scouts, whose yahtrzeit was earlier this week. Dear Scouts, Parsha Vayeira continues the story of Abraham’s journeys and trials.  It’s also the story of Abraham, the good Scout! The parsha starts with Abraham recovering […]

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Parsha Lech Lecha: Making your own journey

This week I write in memory of my dear mother, Ethel Poliakoff Block (Etel bat Avraham Avigdor), whose jahrzeit was yesterday.  She was the sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother of Scouts, including five Eagles.  This week’s parsha, Lech Lecha, starts the story of the Jewish people with the first Jews, Abram (from av Aram, […]

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