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Pinchas (Numbers 25:10-30:1)

Not feeling adequately up to par today to think, so the comments are from 2013, lightly edited.   We are basically in tying up loose ends mode.  The latest plague is stayed, the Israelites are saved, and Pinchas is explicitly rewarded … Continue reading

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Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 -30:1)

The ancient rabbis did not like vigilantism.  We see that in the story of Pinchas, the grandson of Aaron who skewers Cozbi (the Midianite princess) and Zimri (a chieftain of the tribe of Shimon), putting an abrupt halt to the … Continue reading

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Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 -30:1)

This week’s Torah portion, Pinchas,  contains the aftermath of the story at the end of last week’s portion, which I deliberately left out; another census; a legal decision concerning when women can inherit; a baton passing; and the additional offerings … Continue reading

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Mase’ei (Numbers 33:1 – 36:13)

First, a word on the haftarot for the next few months.  Unlike most of the rest of the year, these are determined by the calendar, not the Torah portion.  The haftarah this week is Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4 . {That’s for … Continue reading

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Pinchas (Numbers 25:10-30:1)

I’m baaack. Did you know there are over 400 wineries in Napa Valley and environs?  And we only got to 10 of them. Right, the Torah portion. We are basically in tying up loose ends mode.  The latest plague is … Continue reading

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