Yom Kippur and forgiveness

As is our custom, in preparation for Yom Kippur, we republish thoughts from Jordan Block, of Yeshiva Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem, 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 […]

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Statement from NJCOS chair Bruce Chudacoff about Scout’s ‘Duty to God’

Among the new requirements for Scout rank, there is in one in which a Scout is expected to explain his “Duty to God.” According to NJCOS chair Bruce Chudacoff, many Jewish Scouts may feel uncomfortable discussing this in a Scoutmaster conference or at a board of review. “For those Scouts who are uncomfortable discussing their […]

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