"Shabbat Shalom" – Pinchas 5776

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel: “Pinhas the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon Hakohen turned back My wrath from upon the children of Israel when he zealously expressed My zealousness amongst them…therefore, I am giving him My covenant of peace”  (Numbers 25:11,12) Covenant of peace!? At the end of …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Pinchas 5776

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel: “Pinhas the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon Hakohen turned back My wrath from upon the children of Israel when he zealously expressed My zealousness amongst them…therefore, I am giving him My covenant of peace”  (Numbers 25:11,12) Covenant of peace!? At the end of …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Matot 5776

Parshat Matot (Numbers 30:2 – 32:42)  Rabbi David Stav  One of the most compelling stories in this week’s portion involves the first “yordim” – Israelites who wanted to disassociate from their brethren and make their homes elsewhere. Sometimes, we might assume that Jewish communities exist outside of the Land of Israel – the Jewish epicenter – because …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Matot 5776

Parshat Matot (Numbers 30:2 – 32:42)  Rabbi David Stav  One of the most compelling stories in this week’s portion involves the first “yordim” – Israelites who wanted to disassociate from their brethren and make their homes elsewhere. Sometimes, we might assume that Jewish communities exist outside of the Land of Israel – the Jewish epicenter – because …

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