Parsha Ki Sisa: Counting begins with you

This week, I write in memory of Rabbi Joseph Radinsky z”l, who passed away last Friday. Rabbi Radinsky was the rabbi emeritus of United Orthodox Synagogue of Houston, Texas, to which he came 40 years ago and served for 27 years. He was a friend of Scouting, welcoming Scouts to the synagogue for Scout Shabbat, […]

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Parsha Mishpatim: Learning by doing

Dear Scouts, Last week, we learned of the Aseret Hadivrot – the Ten Commandments. Hadivrot also has the root deber – speak. God gave the Ten Commandments to Israel by speaking them. Some scholars translate Aseret Hadivrot as the Ten Statements. So last week’s lesson was about God’s statements. This week, in Parshat Mishpatim, we […]

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Parsha Yitro: Connecting to each other

As we begin our fifth year of Derech Tsofeh, we are honored to have a guest d’var Torah by Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser, Rabbi of Temple Emanuel of North Jersey in Franklin Lakes, NJ, member of the Joint Bet Din of the Conservative Movement and member of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting. Thanks to […]

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Parsha SHEMOT: Putting our best foot forward

Dear Scouts: There was a lot of traveling back and forth in the Book of Bereshit (Genesis):  Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, Noah rode on the flood for months on end, and Abraham, Isaac and Jacob traveled all over Canaan, North to Haran and Damascus, and East to the land […]

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