Torah E-Thought: Compassion to All
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Torah Portion: Pinchas
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Dear Friend,

This week we finished our first year of our Hebrew’s Cool Club and we say farewell to Brachie, Chana and Chana who have been doing a year of shlichus in our community. It’s been an amazing year with them. You can see pictures from our end of year Hebrew’s Cool Club Celebration here.

As one door closes, another opens. We have four great young ladies coming to run our summer camp that begins on Monday. You can still register for the summer camps here.

This week’s Torah E-Thought is written by my daughter Leah.

Wishing you a Good Shabbos,

Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad Lubavitch Leeds

By: Leah Pink

Parshat Pinchas:

There was a group of five sisters who approached Moses before the entire Jewish nation. These were the daughters of Zelophchad whose names were: Machlah, Noa, Choglah, Milkah and Tirtzah. They were privileged to have a chapter added to the Torah on their behalf.

In the fortieth year since the exodus of Egypt shortly before they were to enter the Holy Land, G-d informed Moses that each tribe’s territory would be determine by a lottery. Each man in the tribe would receive a parcel of land in his tribes territory. When the man would pass on, his sons would inherit his property, this guaranteed that each plot remained in the family to which it was originally assigned.

One man who was called Zelophchad from the tribe Manasseh had only daughters. Zelophchad had died in the desert and his daughters were worried they would not receive a share of the land of Israel. They turned to Moses and asked for the land that would have gone to their father. Moses wasn’t sure what to do so he asked G-d, the daughters were permitted a portion of the land.

From then on a man who died without sons would have his daughters inherit the estate.

Although there are few details describing the daughters they are known to be intelligent and pious women. In various places their names are listed in different orders to show that they were all equal in wisdom. We are also told that although they all married late in life they were all blessed with children.

When the daughters of Tzelafchad heard that the land was being divided among the tribes but not among the women, they convened to discuss the matter. They said: G‑d’s mercy and compassion is not like the compassion of man. Mankind favours men over women. G‑d is not like that; His compassion extends to men and women alike.

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Parshah in a Nutshell

Parshat Pinchas

Aaron’s grandson Pinchas is rewarded for his act of zealotry in killing the Simeonite prince Zimri and the Midianite princess who was his paramour: G‑d grants him a covenant of peace and the priesthood.

A census of the people counts 601,730 men between the ages of twenty and sixty. Moses is instructed on how the Land is to be divided by lottery among the tribes and families of Israel. The five daughters of Tzelafchad petition Moses that they be granted the portion of the land belonging to their father, who died without sons; G‑d accepts their claim and incorporates it into the Torah’s laws of inheritance.

Moses empowers Joshua to succeed him and lead the people into the Land of Israel.

The Parshah concludes with a detailed list of the daily offerings, and the additional offerings brought on Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh (first of the month), and the festivals of Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret.

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