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Pinchas

Pinchas

Phinehas
Numbers
25:10−30:1

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11

Summary: 
  • Pinchas is rewarded for killing the Israelite and the Midianite woman who cursed God. (25:10–15)
  • Israel fights a war against the Midianites. (25:16-18)
  • A second census is taken. (26:1–65)
  • The daughters of Zelophehad force a change in the laws of property inheritance. (27:1–11)
  • Joshua is chosen to be Moses' successor. (27:15–23)
  • The sacrificial ritual for all festival occasions is described in detail. (28:1–30:1)

When do we read Pinchas?

2019 Jul 27
/24 Tammuz, 5779
2020 Jul 11
/19 Tammuz, 5780
2022 Jul 23
/24 Tammuz, 5782

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