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We Are Family: Parshat Pinchas

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Pinchas' act of zealotry in Numbers chapter 25 earns him the priesthood. But it also casts new light on a prior scene involving his tribe of Levi and the tribe of Shimon back in Genesis chapter 34.

Beyond Jewish Blessings And Curses There Is Absolute Love

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion
Marc Gopin

There is something about blessings and curses that are both a very weighty matter, taken with the utmost seriousness by the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud.