Holidays Texts Jewish Law Spirituality Outlook History Music Radio Speakers Catalog Help
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 Parshas Sukkos VI (CH''M) 17 Tishrei, 5780
username
password
 
Forgot your password?
Join Now
Free Lectures
What is MP3?
Torah Store

Feedback

Contact Us
Get  Podcast
Affiliates
Suggestions? Problems?
We want your feedback!
Project Genesis
Powered by Capalon
Zealot, Vigilante or Avenger of Peace? (Parshas Pinchas)
Speaker:   Alter, Rabbi Avrohom M.
Series: Hashkafah -Thought
Lecture Details:  "Zealot" (Webster): "A fanatical partisan" , "an excessively zealous person; a fanatic" Vigilnante: "a person who takes the law into his own hands avenging a crime" Nothing really very complimentary! Yet The Almighty calls Pinchas an "Avenger" who's zealousness restored tranquility to the Jewish People, saving them from calamity! In gratitude Hashem gifted Pinchas "Brisi Shalom" a covenant of everlasting peace and... the Priesthood of Kehuna forever! QUESTIONS: What determines when a Zealot is a fanatic or a persuer of peace? A vigilante or an avenger? If Moshe and his Sanhedrin didn't know what to do with Zimri, how was Pinchas so sure? Wasn't Pinchas' great grandfather Levi chastised by Yaakov for avenging Dina in Shechem? Why was there no need for a (anointing) process to inaugurate the new Kohen: Pinchas? Finally, how is it that Pinchas' descendants (380 of whom were Kohanim Gedolim!) can proclaim the barcha "you have sanctified us with the Kedusha - holiness of 'Aharon' " when in fact Pinchas' holiness was independant of Ahron's Kedusha - as it was only a gift now from Hashem, after Ahron was already established as a Kohen?
Library: Migdal Torah  View All Lectures
Level: N/A
Age: All Ages
Gender: both
Length: 1 hour 7 min.
Stream Now
High Bandwidth
File: mp3
15.48 MB
Download
High Bandwidth
File: mp3
15.48 MB
Purchase

This item is not available for purchase.



 

 


Cart is empty.

 
The Torah learned on this site today should be liluy nishmos
Pinchas ben Avrohom and Shprintza bas Yehuda Aryeh