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Torah Talk for Parashat Pinchas

July 3, 2018 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 successfully petition to inherit their father’s portion; and Moshe appoints Yehoshua (Joshua) as his successor.

The parasha opens with a continuation of the final episode from last week’s parasha. Various members of Bnei Yisrael begin to worship the idol Baal Peor and join themselves to Moabite and Midianite partners in such worship. Pinchas, a grandson of Aharon the Kohen, rises up and kills two of these participants in an act of zealousness in protection of Hashem. Read more >