Parsha Tazria (Shabbat HaChodesh): Controlling our own time

Dear Scouts: For the five weeks leading up to Passover (these weeks include Purim) we read a special, extra Torah portion, in addition to the regular parsha. This week’s special portion is called HaChodesh (“the Month”) because it is about how we got the Jewish calendar. The special reading is taken from Exodus (12:1-20).  It […]

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Parsha Shemini: We are what we eat

Dear Scouts: We have spent the last several weeks learning about the Mishkan (Tabernacle), how it is to be constructed, the utensils contained in it, and the services to be conducted there. These things have all been created so that God will have a place where His glory can dwell among the Jewish people. Moses […]

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Parsha Mikeitz: Jewish tradition and Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving weekend, we study in honor of our American Armed Forces men and women, wishing them a good holiday weekend and a safe return home, with thanks for their service. Dear Scouts: Happy Chanukah!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. In a very interesting article, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik of Yeshiva University points […]

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