IFJS Chanukiah contest announced

If you have made your own Chanukiah (Menorah for Chanukah) or want to do so this year, take a picture of it and submit it to the International Forum of Jewish Scouts. Include yourself in the photo! The best Chanukiahs will be selected from entries from all over the world. Please submit your entry before […]

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Parsha Toldos: Sticking with the truth (mostly)

This week’s d’var Torah is by our frequent contributor, Jordan Block, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 806, Houston, Texas.  Jordan and I offer this d’var Torah with prayers for a complete recovery (refuah shelemah) for our baby cousin, Yehoshua ben Bracha. Dear Scouts: In this week’s parsha, Toldos, our father Jacob lies to our father Isaac. No, he didn’t tell a white […]

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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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