Numbers 25:10−30:1

When Is Pinchas Read?

/ 23 Tammuz 5781
/ 24 Tammuz 5782
/ 19 Tammuz 5783


  • 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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Pinchas Commentary


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Listen to Podcasts About Pinchas

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat Pinchas in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

Bridging The Divide

Challenging the Rules

Religious Extremism

Rabbi Rick Jacobs