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Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:

Parshas Pinchas

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.


1st Aliya: As a reward for his act of zealousness, Pinchas is appointed as a Kohain. Although a grandson to Aharon, he was not included in the original selection of Kohanim. No other person would ever be so honored

2nd Aliya: Moshe is told to do battle against the Midianites in retaliation for the incident at Baal Peor. Moshe counts the Bnai Yisroel in preparation for entering Eretz Yisroel. The total number of men over 20 years old, not including the Leviyim, is 601,730; compared to 40 years earlier when it was 603,550. If you include all men, women and children, the total is approx. three million

3rd Aliya: Moshe divides Israel through a lottery that miraculously matched each tribe to its proper portion. The Leviyim are counted.

4th Aliya: Motivated by the "shayla - question" of Tzelafchad's daughters regarding their father who died without any sons, the laws of inheritance are discussed. Moshe is told to prepare for his death, and Yehoshua is chosen as his successor.

5th, 6th & 7th Aliyot: The remainder of the Parsha details the various public sacrifices offered throughout the year: daily, Shabbos, Musaf, Rosh Chodesh, and every Yom Tov.


Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler

 

ARTICLES ON PINCHAS AND THE THREE WEEKS:

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Eliyahu Chai!
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

Peace Pursued
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756

Enlightened Leader
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5760

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Manifestations of Mourning
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Carrying G-d's Parcels
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762

Why Do We Mourn?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

A Day of Rebuilding
Rabbi Label Lam - 5761

Time, Effort and Money
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759

How?
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

> Father Knows Best
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

Talk About Makeovers
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5762

Paradigm of Peace
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

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No Little Things
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

Who Is Worthy of A Miracle?
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5771

The Most Precious Commodity
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

Kinah for Tisha BAv Revised
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774



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