Sanofi August 2021 Wide

Moabite Daughters, a Midianite Princess and Pinhas

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Jun 30, 2021
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Parsha:
Balak Matot Pinchas 

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The story of Pinhas' zealotry is famous, yet his action along with the subsequent Divine command to launch a war of נקמה against Midian is surprising, considering that Ba'al Pe'or was (evidently) one of the local Moabite gods and that the seduction began with the daughters of Moab - and that only one Midianite girl was explicitly involved. A discussion of the "sitz im leben", with an eye towards geographic and cultural distinctions between these two nations helps to decipher some of the more cryptic components of this story. This shiur was given in memory of my father, הרב אשר אהרן בן אברהם בנימין and in memory of הרב משה רפאל ב"ר אברהם יצחק הכהן whose yahrzeits coincide on 21 Tamuz. יהי זכרם ברוך

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Barry and Marcia Levinson in honor of Eliron & Devorah Levinson and their children, Chava Bracha, Moshe Chaim, Golda Chana, Dovid Yisroel & Yosef; and Aviyam & Rina Levinson and their children, Nesanel Eliyahu, Chana Malka & Shmuel Dovid