Numbers 25:10−30:1

When Is Pinchas Read?

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  • 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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Echoes of the Wilderness, Part VIII: The "Ka'eileh Phenomenon"

By: Cantor Josh Breitzer

The least exciting but perhaps most exacting section of Parashat Pinchas is the list of sacrifices specific to different sacred occasions.

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Parshat Pinchas: Women Standing up for their Rights in the Bible

We're here to talk about five holy women of the Torah this week. Mahlah, Noa, Holga, Milcah, and Tirza drop in to teach us this week about asking for what you want...and getting it. Enjoy this video and others with BimBam. 

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