Pinchas: Zealousness — An Unforgiving Trait

Posted by Michael Hattin on July 11, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Pinchas

Pinchas’ act of zealotry in this week’s Parsha earns him Divine accolades. But this is not Pinchas’ final appearance in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient rabbis later reflected on the man with more ambivalence. In this week’s parsha podcast, Rabbi Michael Hattin attempts to reconstruct a more complex profile of Pinchas and his deed.

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About Michael Hattin

Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. You can find books written by Michael by clicking here For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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