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"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"
Moses' is concerned about his successor in whose hands the future of Israel is to be entrusted. In his prayer Moses expresses the qualifications of Israel's leader in simple yet all-inclusive terms.
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?
What would arouse your righteous indignation? What would it take to galvanize you into action in defense of what you consider sacred and inviolate? Is there something that would incense you? Anything?
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.
I have serious reservations as to whether Dale Carnegie would use Pinchas as a role model for How to Win Friends and Influence People. And I'm definitely not suggesting that we root out all sinners by putting a spear through them. What, then, is the messa...
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...
(When Pinchas is read before the Three Weeks, this haftarah is read. When it falls in the Three Weeks, we read the haftarah for Matot.) The haftarah I Kings 18:46-19:21. for Pinchas is from the book of Melachim Aleph (I Kings). It comes right after Eliyah...
For an informed reading of Jeremiah 1:1–2:3
“Jeremiah was a descendant of one who had a rotten past but later mended her ways. It was fitting for him rebuke the Jews, who came from good descent gone in rotten ways.”
Was Moses, the great leader, inwardly disappointed that his children did not inherit his role?
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