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Religious Zealotry

Religious Zealotry, Then and Now (Pinhas, Numbers 25:10-30:1)

Rabbi Joshua Ratner | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Ratner

How can we, as humane, 21st century Jews, make sense of this embrace of violent religious zealotry? Further, can we both denounce contemporary manifestations of this religious zeal while holding fast to Parashat Pinhas as part of the Torah we so venerate?