Finishing the cycle

Thanks to Rabbi Joseph Radinsky, rabbi emeritus of United Orthodox Synagogues and a strong supporter of Scouting, for the idea for this week’s d’var Torah. Dear Scouts:   We are nearing the conclusion of a very special three weeks.  We observed Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur, when looked at how we have acted during the past […]

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Yom Kippur: Repentance and Forgiveness

This year, in preparation for Yom Kippur, we republish thoughts from Jordan Block on forgiveness. Dear Scouts: Yom Kippur is coming.  We’re currently in the special time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur called the Ten Days of “Repentance” – this is an approximation of the Hebrew word t’shuvah.  These days are designated to get […]

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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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