Parsha Mishpatim: The judgments of civic responsibility and service

This week, we are pleased to present a d’var Torah by Seth Walter, Eagle Scout and Cubmaster of Pack 527 in Wilmington, DE and chairman of the Del-Mar-Va Council Jewish Committee on Scouting. Dear Scouts: This week’s parsha introduces many of the Torah’s civil and criminal laws. Mishpatim (“judgments”) includes such infamous injunctions  as “Suffer […]

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Parsha Vayechi: Going home

Dear Scouts: Sometimes, you just want to go home. This week, in parasha Vayechi, we read about the last days of Jacob. He has had a hard life. Jacob lived his early years in fear of his “evil twin” Esau, who resents Jacob for stealing his birthright. He worked seven years for Laban to earn […]

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