Parsha Re’eh: A blessing and a curse

Dear Scouts: This week, our parasha, Re’eh, gives us the Tochacha (admonition):  “See, I present before you today a blessing and a curse.  The blessing: That you listen to the commandments of Hashem, your God, that I command you today.  And the curse:  If you do not listen to the commandments of Hashem, your God, and you stray […]

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Parsha Eikev: Answers to questions

Dear Scouts: We’re reading parshas Eikev this week, and I was reminded a little of my youth in Troop 806.  I generally tried to pay attention to whatever talking was going on in my direction:  announcements (ugh), instructions, classes, stories, et cetera.  There’d often be questions for clarifying details, missing details, confirming details, details, details, […]

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