13 Jul 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Please click HERE to listen to this week’s audio recording read by Rabbi Joseph Dweck ‘There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that…

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12 Jul 2017

The final census of the Torah occurs in Parashat Pinhas. It appears, though, in a peculiar way (Bamidbar 26:1). There is a paragraph break in the middle of the pasuk! The pasuk begins “After the plague concluded,” and then upon starting a new paragraph the verse concludes “And G-d…

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10 Jul 2015

Pinehas 5775: Natural Woman “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman” — Virginia Wolf It could be said that the oldest battle of humanity is the ‘battle of the sexes’. Throughout history, the differences between men and women have contributed to everything from our best humour to our…

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10 Jul 2015

Rosh Hodesh and Ladies – Parashat Pinehas Parshart Pinchas is an eventful parsha, where at the beginning Moshe and Elazar conduct a census of Bnei Yisrael and at the end Hashem instructs Moshe about the different holidays. Let us try to understand the connection between these two themes. The…

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11 Jul 2014

In perashat Pinehas, identity is a prominent theme. People are mentioned with elaborate pedigree. Questions are raised concerning whom…

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