Numbers 25:10−30:1

When Is Pinchas Read?

/ 21 Tammuz 5784
/ 23 Tammuz 5785
/ 19 Tammuz 5786


  • 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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Showing Your Work: The Legacy of the Daughters of Zelophechad

By: Rabbi Leah R. Berkowitz

There are few biblical passages that speak to the feminist and the progressive Jew in me as much as the story of the daughters of Zelophechad. Five women—Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah—come before the all-male leadership of the Israelites and demand the right to inherit their father’s portion of the Promised Land.

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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

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