Numbers 25:10-30:1


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In this week’s Torah portion, God gives Pinhas a covenant of peace. God explains the apportionment of the Land of Israel. The daughters of Zelophehad petition to inherit their father’s portion. Moses appoints Joshua as his successor.

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There are 2 different Haftarot for Parashat Pinhas. To find out which one is read this year, click here. Click here for a summary of the Haftarah for Pinhas, or here for the alternative Haftarah.

Zelophehad’s daughters
ask for his inheritance.


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Zeal & Peace
Rabbi Howard Alpert, Hillel

Disposession of Women’s Land
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS

Leading By Example
Rabbi Jordan Cohen, KOLEL

Heroic or Sinful?
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, AJWS

Who’s Next?
Cantor Janice Roger, URJ

Land Distribution–Then & Now
Julie Appel, AJWS

Sustenance From the Source
Michael Rosen, Canfei Nesharim


The Daughters of Zelophehad
Kevin Haworth & Abigail Weinberg,


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Pinhas in America?
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS 

Power & Uniqueness
Rabbi Silvina Chemen, Women of Reform Judaism

A Count of Love
Rabbi Reuven Spolter, Orthodox Union

The Pinhas Problem
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative


The Limits of Leadership
Simha Rosenberg, UJA-Federation of New York


Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships


A Time for Zeal
John Schecter, CLAL

Family and Fun

Parashat Pinhas for Families
Torah Topics for Today


Parashat Pinhas Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Pinhas Challah
Julie Seltzer



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