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Study the daily Chumash with Rashi, Tanya and Rambam with master teacher Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon.

Rabbi Gordon - Pinchas: 1st Portion

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Jason Dusek July 5, 2020

Rabbi Gordon frequently mentions the Cherokee when discussing contrasting tribal affiliations (as in this episode of Chumash with Rashi starting at 30:15). Among the Cherokee, tribal affiliation did not follow the father -- and being a Cherokee did not follow the father, either. If your mother was Cherokee, you were (and perhaps still are, I don't know how it works today) considered to be 100% Cherokee, and a full member of your mother's tribe. Reply

Ben Silver Toronto July 2, 2018

Baruch Dayan Haemes Reply

Dovid Nochum Kingston July 22, 2019
in response to Ben Silver:

אמן Reply

Jose Hernández Anaheim July 1, 2018

Thank you rabbi. Reply

Anonymous Moscow, Russia July 10, 2015

R. Gordon, I'm really enjoying your lessons. Thank you.
Can you explain, please, small "yud" in Pinchas name, verse 11? Reply

Chana Sarah Israel July 11, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

I have looked in the 3 different publications of Chumush. and am not able to see a small yud in verse 11. Reply

Alon Toronto June 27, 2021
in response to Chana Sarah:

Pinachs' name has a small yud in The Stone Edition Chumash by Artscroll. Reply

Anonymous Moscow, Russia June 23, 2013

Wonderful lesson, R. Gordon, thank you.
Questions: in previous parsha, Rashi on verse 25:5 writes that each of 88,000 dayanim (judges) executed 2 Israelim for sin of Peor. That equals 176,000.
1 That happened BEFORE or AFTER Pinhas executed Zimri and Kozbi?
2. If that happened before action of Pinhas, what started first: plage or action of dayanim?
Just want to understand what happened better. Reply

Anonymous Yuma, Arizona February 15, 2013

Great Lesson Worth every 31 minutes.... Reply