Tag Archives: Ba’al Peor

Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1)

This week, we consider several types of inheritance/baton passing. Pinchas is awarded the hereditary priesthood.  There is another census of the tribes for allotment of land which will be passed down through the generations, but apparently only through a male … Continue reading

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Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)

What on earth? We’ve just read that the Israelites are finally across the Jordan from the Promised Land.  Now we get a story full of slapstick, including a talking donkey, with no Israelites taking an active part until the last … Continue reading

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Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)

(Singing) “Summertime, and I don’t feel like writing.”  Comments are from June 25, 2010 . Stay cool. Last week: life, death, purity and impurity, despair and hope.  This week: a frightened king, a puffed-up sorcerer, and a talking ass (literal, not … Continue reading

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Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)

I really should be sleeping. I have a 6AM flight to San Francisco tomorrow morning (yes, retirees get vacation too).  I will not be back in time to send out TPH – Balak next week, so you’re getting it now.  … Continue reading

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