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“Pinchas . . . turned My wrath away from the Children of Israel when he zealously avenged Me among them . . . Therefore say: Behold, I give him My covenant of peace. And it shall be for him, and for his offspring after him, a covenant of eternal priesthoo...
The beginning of the Sidra describes G-d’s reward to Pinchas for his zealousness in avenging Zimri’s insolence in bringing a heathen woman into the camp of the Israelites. Rashi, in his commentary, seems to be troubled by an apparently unnecessary repetit...
This week’s Torah reading begins: “Pinchas, the son of Elazar turned My wrath away from the children of Israel by zealously taking up My cause among them. Therefore I have granted him a covenant of peace. He and his descendants will possess an eternal cov...
Little Moishy was going to shul for the first time. His family lived far from the shul. But he had just turned five and his mother felt that the long walk would not be too much for him. “I know I can make it,” Moishy said excitedly. “And I promise I’ll si...
Pinchas
Adapted fromLikkutei Sichos, Vol. II, p. 344ff, 609ff;Vol. IV, p. 1070ff; Vol. XVIII, p. 318ff Can Priesthood be a Reward? This week’s Torah reading begins:Numbers 25:11-13. “Pinchas, the son of Elazar… turned My wrath away from the children of Israel by ...
Pinchas
Trailblazers have the courage to take bold action and create positive change.
Numbers 25:10–30:1
The eighth section of the Book of Numbers opens with the account of how G‑d installed Moses’ great-nephew Pinchas into the priesthood. It continues with the final census in the desert, the laws of inheritance, the transfer of leadership from Moses to Josh...
"פינחס בן אלעזר בן אהרן הכהן" “Pinchas, son of Elazar, son of Aharon the Kohen.” (25:11) QUESTION: Rashi writes, “The tribes were mocking him, ‘This grandson of someone who fattened calves to be sacrificed to idols killed a Prince in Israel.’ Therefore, t...
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Traditionally, the linear, male method of “conquering the land” has been perceived as superior and more effective. But the daughters of Tzelafchad realized that there will come a time when humanity will evolve to a more feminine mode of conquest . . .
In the reading of Pinchas, G-d commands Moshe to divide Eretz Yisrael among the Jewish people.Bamidbar 26:52-56. There were three distinct aspects to this division: a) Eretz Yisrael was an inheritance for the Jewish people;As stated (Shmos 6:8), “I shall ...
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