Parashat Pinchas has a little of everything. It has the troubling story of Pinchas, who committed a double murder in defense of Torah in last week’s Torah portion. It has a census of the tribes, which can be interesting to compare with other censuses in Torah. It has commandments regarding many Jewish holidays, including Rosh Chodesh, Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot and the High Holy Days. It also has the story of the Daughters of Zelophehad, which is a personal favorite of mine.
So let’s see what the darshanim online make of this cornucopia of possibilities!
Cry for the Moon by Rabbi David Kasher
Commissioning a New Leader on Inauguration Day by Rabbi Joseph A. Skloot
D’var Torah Parashat Pinchas by Rabbi Dr. Margaret Jacobi
New Moon, New Beginning! by Rabbi Jordan Parr
What We Can Learn from the Daughters of Zelophehad by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
Religion is Designed to Protect Us from our Shadow Side by Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild
Pinchas: A Remedy for Extremism? by Rabbi Ruth Adar