In last week’s Parasha, Rabbi Glenn instructed us on the prophet Balaam and his suggestion on how King Balak could harm the Jewish nation. Balaam’s idea was for the Midianite women to have relations with the Israeli men and introduce them to Baal worship. This would prove successful in that many men of the different tribes of Israel took Midianite
This week’s Torah portion, which covers Numbers 25:10 up to chapter 30, is entitled Pinchas, who was the son of Eleazar and the grandson of Aaron. In last week’s Parasha, after being enticed by Moabite women, many men of Israel succumbed to the worship of Ba’al. Because of this, God brought down a plague that killed 24,000 men of Israel.
This week our parasha is Pinchas, which covers Numbers 25:10-30:1. Parasha Pinchas teaches us that we should have great boldness in standing up for what is right, seeking the promises of Adonai, and accepting the responsibilities we are given. We begin with the Lord commending Pinchas, the grandson of Aaron, for his actions during the sins of Peor, when many
Today’s Parasha is titled Pinchas or Phinehas and encompasses Numbers 25:10-30:1. It begins in the aftermath of Israel indulging in the worship of Ba’al at Peor as well as sexual immorality with Moabite women. Our people had been lingering in the land of Sheeteem across the river Jordan from Jericho. The last parasha ended with one of those revelers shamelessly
The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled "Pinchas," named after a man who was very forthright in both his actions and his zeal for God. The selection covers Numbers 25:10-30:1. In the chapters leading up to this parasha, the Moabite king, Balak, had summoned a prophet named Balaam to curse the people of Israel. Three times Balaam attempted to curse Israel and each
The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Pinchas, named after a man some would suggest “took the law into his own hands”. It covers Numbers chapters 25-29. In the previous chapters Balak, the king of Moab, attempted to hire the prophet Bilaam to curse Israel. This is, of course, something God would never allow, since He had already blessed Israel. In fact, over