Numbers 25:10−30:1

When Is Pinchas Read?

/ 24 Tammuz 5782
/ 19 Tammuz 5783
/ 21 Tammuz 5784


  • 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


Confronting Violence and Injustice Against Women

By: Rabbi Alex Kress

Because women close to me had never confided their experiences of sexual violence, I was shocked when they began to tell me – first one, then another, and another– that they had been raped, sexually harassed, touched without permission, or abused in other ways. Listening to their stories, trying to absorb their pain while controlling my rage, I felt guilty about my own ignorance and inaction. Why was I shocked at a truth that has been true for so long? Why had I never spoken out before? 

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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