Parsha Vayeira: Devotion to the people

Today is the yahrzeit of my dear father-in-law, Milton Freedman.  He was well-known for his generosity and graciousness to family, friends and guests, so it is very appropriate that we study the lessons of kindness in this week’s parasha in his memory. Dear Scouts: In this week’s parasha, Vayeira, we read of the greatest of […]

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Finishing the cycle

Thanks to Rabbi Joseph Radinsky, rabbi emeritus of United Orthodox Synagogues and a strong supporter of Scouting, for the idea for this week’s d’var Torah. Dear Scouts:   We are nearing the conclusion of a very special three weeks.  We observed Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur, when looked at how we have acted during the past […]

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Yom Kippur: Repentance and Forgiveness

This year, in preparation for 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 Hashanah 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 […]

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