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Torah Talk for Parashat Pinchas

July 27, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem gives Pinchas, the grandson of Aharon, a covenant of peace; Hashem explains to Moshe the distribution of the Land of Israel to male heirs in their respective tribes; the daughters of Tzelophchad petition to inherit their father’s portion; and Moshe appoints Yehoshua (Joshua) as his successor.

This parasha also contains a second census of all males from 20 years of age and up. As is so often the case in the Torah, both a practical reason and a philosophical reason stand behind this census. Read more >