Friday, July 14, 2006

Parshat Shavua -Pinchas

L'havdil, is this how the Jews felt in Communist Russia or during the Inquisition? I'm nervous about writing about this week's Torah Portion, Pinchas.

At a time when there was no leadership, Moshe had lost his strength, lame-duck, was on his way out, and Joshua was no where to be found. There was blatent, public sinning by those who were supposed to be positive examples for the People.

Pinchas to the rescue! He executed Zimri and Kozbi.

And then, ...some peace.

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