* TORAH *
** PINHAS **
In this week's Torah portion, God advocates on behalf of better property rights for women. How can we create better economic opportunities for those who lack them today? MORE>
ZEAL AND PEACE
from hillel, by
How can we understand the relationship between Pinhas' act of zealous violence and the covenant of peace he receives as a result?
from Orthodox Union
The census that occurs immediately after the plague for the sin with Midian reassures the Children of Israel that they are still God's partners in the covenant.
from Women of Reform Judaism
The Daughters of Zelophehad
The story in parashat Pinchas about Zelophehad's five daughters--Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah (Numbers 27:1-11) -- encapsulates the challenges that women faced and what they had to do
By, Nancy Reuben
God gives Pinhas a covenant of peace; God explains the apportionment of the Land of Israel; the daughters of Tzelophechad petition to inherit their father's portion; Moses appoints Joshua his successor.
* PINHAS *
Moses Sees The Promis LandZealotry for the Sake of Heaven
The haftarah for Parashat Pinhas features the last, and perhaps most famous, biblical story about Elijah the prophet. Living during the reign of the evil Israelite king Ahab and his even-worse queen, Jezebel, Elijah gained a reputation for working miracles and crusading against idolatry. The haftarah begins just after Elijah has slaughtered 450 worshipers of Ba'al.