Pinchas – Status/Change of Status

Status. Change of status. Concepts pretty familiar to us in these days of social media. But we use those terms lightly – so often for insignificant matters. Parshat Pinchas is all about status – defining status, declaring status, changing status. What a great parsha...

Moshe the Quintessential Leader 5779

Moshe the Quintessential Leader Parashat Pinchas By Rabbi Moshe Aberman Former Rosh Kollel (Chicago, 1997-99) Great leadership is often measured by actions taken at times of crisis. George Washington is remembered primarily for leading the thirteen colonies in their...

To Wake by the Earthquake – 5777

Rav Hillel Van-Leeuwen Educational Director, Mizrachi World Movement   To Wake by the Earthquake Three weeks ago in parashat Korach, we read of the rebellion against Moshe's leadership. HaShem quickly settles the argument by creating a "mouth" to...

To Wake by the Earthquake – 5777

Rav Hillel Van-Leeuwen Educational Director, Mizrachi World Movement   To Wake by the Earthquake Three weeks ago in parashat Korach, we read of the rebellion against Moshe's leadership. HaShem quickly settles the argument by creating a "mouth" to...

My Covenant of Peace – 5776

Rabbi Gideon Weitzman Former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City (1999-2000) Head of the English Speaking Section of the “Puah” Institute   Source Sheets My Covenant of Peace – audio...

Korban Hatamid – the Public Base of Avodat Hashem

Rav Moshe Aberman Former Rosh Kollel in Chicago               “Hashem spoke to Moshe saying: Command the children of Israel and say to them: My offering… This is the fire-offering that you are to offer to Hashem: male lambs in their first year, unblemished,...

Zealous and Jealous

Our parasha, parashat Pinchas, is named after “Pinchas, son of Elazar, son of Aaron the Cohen”, who turned back Hashem´s wrath from the children of Israel, when he Zealously (Kinah) took vengeance in the name of Hashem. Because of this Zealous act, in the...