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Parashat Pinchas 5781

In the previous parashah, we saw how the action of Pinchas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, appeased the Eternal’s anger, by killing the Israelite and the Midianite who had committed an act of terrible indecency in front of the entire congregation stopping the plague that had killed 24,000 people as punishment for […]

Parashat Pinchas 5780

Stop Living in Fear! Tammuz 19 5780 This portion is called Pinchas, who was a Cohen since he was the first-born son of Eleazar, Aaron’s son. It is important to note here that Pinchas’ mother was a Midianite. If he was already a cohen why would the Creator have given Pinchas an eternal priesthood? Was […]

Parashat Pinchas 5776

Fanaticism or Faithfulness? 24 Tammuz 5776 There is much for today to learn from the story of Pinchas.  The Creator had given Moshe instructions to put a stop to the sin of harlotry that the Israelites were committing. Moshe was fed up and did nothing.  Pinchas took matters into his own hands and put a […]

Parashat Pinchas 5776

24 Tammuz 5776  פרשת פִּינְחָס, כ”ד תמוז, תשע”ו To give context for today’s message I would like to start reading to you from Numbers 25:1 Israel settled at Shittim. The people gave themselves over to prostitution with Moabite women.2 These invited them to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down […]