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Shabbat Pinchas Video Commentary

Numbers 25:10 – 30:1; Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3

Commentary
by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:

„The five daughters of Tzelaphchad, Machlah, Noa, Hogla, Milcah and Tirzah remain to this day shining examples of righteous Jews whose love of the land of Israel is irrepressible and unstoppable. Their spiritual descendents today…

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One of the daughters of the Moabits became the Grand-Grandmother of King David, saying:
“ Your people will be My people, Your God will be My God! „

This commitment by Ruth was the first Biblical conversion of a non-Jew woman to Judaism, called Giyur in Hebrew.
Ruth became the ancestress of King David and first glimmer of hope that people out of the the nations (Christians / pagens) are able to find the way back to the One God of Israel (even as a Moabitess [„a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD„] – confer Shabbat Yethro):

…the righteous daughters of Israel who establish their faithful homes in Judea and Samaria are following in their virtuous footsteps.“Watch the entire video commentary on parashat Pinchas:

Shabbat Shalom



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