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Torah, The

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Torah, The: (lit. teaching) (a) The Five Books of Moses (The Bible); (b) the overall body of Jewish religious teachings encompassing the whole body of Jewish law, practice and tradition
Was Moses, the great leader, inwardly disappointed that his children did not inherit his role?
Pinchas steps forward with a spear, apparently breaking the Jewish rules of careful trial, evidence and judgment... What contemporary lesson does his deed hold for us?
Moses sought to mitigate G‑d’s anger against Israel through prayer. In contrast, Pinchas’s action took place not in the supernal realms, but rather “below,” in the physical world.
"Portion", "lot" and "inheritance" in our relationship with the Land, in the daily choices of life, and in our our identity as G-d's "Chosen People"
Pinchas' deed evokes many associations -- courage, decisiveness and religious passion are several that come to mind -- but peace hardly seems one of them. Pinchas, after all, killed two people. So why does the Torah describe him as a man of peace? To unde...
Every generation replaces and becomes not only the generation that precedes it, but all the generations till Abraham.
Pairs of lots—one from each box—were drawn. A Temple priest was there to prophesy each pick. To top it off, the lottery tickets themselves miraculously announced each pairing of a tribe with its portion of land.
I can just imagine the scene "Roll up, roll up! Where are you and your children going to live and work? Who fancies the mountain region? How about a cottage by the sea? Take your chances. Come one, come all..."
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