Pinchus (Audio Portion)
This hero Phinehas is so larger than life that the Scripture can be interpreted to mean he was a warrior priest for nearly 400 years (he didn’t but you’ll have to tune in to find out why! Welcome to one of the most action packed parshas of them all, where one man is elevated to the high priesthood because he saved the life of 2 million Israelite, so Samason and Shamngar, you guys need to take a step back and make room for Phinehas. But this parsha is also about the deepest depths of depravity amongst Israel’s enemies as evidenced by the extremes they take for even a chance to destroy them. Then, our Haftorah portion takes us through the most terrifying day of the great prophet Eliyahu’s life, wrapping up with the Renewed Covenant reading of Acts 2 where we find almost nothing is what it seems when we line up the traditional church version with what really happened. Also don’t miss the two bonus teachings included in the parsha for Scroll to Scroll!