Parsha Vayera: How to treat guests

This week, I offer our d’var Torah in memory of my father-in-law, Milton Freedman, whose jahrzeit is today. Like our Patriarch Abraham, he was a generous, caring and gracious host. Dear Scouts, One of the things I like about the heroes of Torah is that they were men and women of action. They spoke little and did much. […]

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Former NJCOS chair Shelly Weil passes in FL; funeral set for Sunday

SHELLY WEIL, a former chairman of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and a man deeply involved with the Relationships and Religious Relationships Committees and Task Forces for the National Council, died on October 29, 2014 in Delray Beach, FL. He was 80. Scouting was at the forefront of his life. An Eagle Scout since […]

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Parsha Bereishis: Let’s go again!

Dear Scouts, My favorite time of day is twilight, and especially so on campouts: The day’s activities are over, many hours of camping fun and accomplishments leave us with a kind of satisfying fatigue, dinner has filled us up, and we are ready for a few hours of relaxation. Nature is turning, as well: We hear the owl, the […]

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Yom Kippur: Thoughts for the Day of Attonement

As is our custom, just prior to 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 Hashonah 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 forgiveness […]

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