Parsha Vayakhel: Building and resting

Dear Scouts: [Shhh …  This week, we listen in while big brother Yosef tells younger brother Asher about the parsha.] Yosef: In this week’s parsha, Vayakhel, God tells the Children of Israel to build the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Asher: Again? Didn’t God already tell them to build the Mishkan way back in Tetzaveh and Terumah? Yosef: […]

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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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