Pinchas

What Makes a Family?

The Torah offers several models of familial connection that depart from the standard model.

The Daughters of Zelophehad: Power and Uniqueness

Zelophehad's daughters call to us to take hold of life with our own hands.

Dispossession of Women’s Land

The audacity of the request of Zelophehad's daughters.

Heroic or Sinful?

Zealous acts are not always heroic.

Sustenance from the Source

City living can cause social fragmentation and environmental degradation.

Land Distribution — Then and Now

As Jews, we must express our religious imperative to ensure equal access to land.

The Pinchas Problem

Not everyone is happy with Pinchas' action and its reward.

Pinchas and Intermarriage

The Torah portion deals with intermarriage, a phenomenon with contemporary resonance.

The Limits Of Leadership

Pinchas' violent act raises questions about the extent of any leader's authority.

Parashat Pinchas: Summary

God gives Pinchas 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.