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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Parsha Toldos: Sticking with the truth (mostly)

This week’s d’var Torah is by our frequent contributor, Jordan Block, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 806, Houston, Texas.  Jordan and I offer this d’var Torah with prayers for a complete recovery (refuah shelemah) for our baby cousin, Yehoshua ben Bracha. Dear Scouts: In this week’s parsha, Toldos, our father Jacob lies to our father Isaac. No, he didn’t tell a white […]

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Parsha Vayeira: Devotion to the people

Today is the yahrzeit of my dear father-in-law, Milton Freedman.  He was well-known for his generosity and graciousness to family, friends and guests, so it is very appropriate that we study the lessons of kindness in this week’s parasha in his memory. Dear Scouts: In this week’s parasha, Vayeira, we read of the greatest of […]

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