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Parshat Pinchas

Readings for Pinchas
Tammuz 19, 5780
July 11, 2020


Haftarah:
Jeremiah 1:1 - 2:3
Torah Portion: Pinchas
Pinchas in a Nutshell

Aaron’s grandson Pinchas is rewarded for his act of zealotry in killing the Simeonite prince Zimri and the Midianite princess who was his paramour: G‑d grants him a covenant of peace and the priesthood.

A census of the people counts 601,730 men between the ages of twenty and sixty. Moses is instructed on how the Land is to be divided by lottery among the tribes and families of Israel. The five daughters of Tzelafchad petition Moses that they be granted the portion of the land belonging to their father, who died without sons; G‑d accepts their claim and incorporates it into the Torah’s laws of inheritance.

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