Archive for June, 2010

Parsha Pinchas 5770: The Magnitude and Completeness of Pinchas’ Zealousness

June 27th, 2010

by Moshe Burt We learned in Parsha Balak that Bila’am’s scheme to seduce Jewish men to avodah zora by way of immorality (co-habitation) resulted in a plague which killed 24,000 Jewish men until Pinchas’ act brought the plague to a halt. However, Bamidbar, Perek 25, posuk 4 and 5 read; And Hashem, said to Moshe: […]

Parsha Balak 5770: What Levels of Evil are Deemed Tolerable in the Camp?

June 18th, 2010

by, Moshe Burt In previous years when speaking about Parsha Balak, about Bila’am’s scheme to lure Jewish men to immorality and avodah zora, as well as connecting Pinchas’ action, in killing Zimri and Kosbi in the act of co-habitation before the Assembly, this author referred back to a posuk in Parsha Ki Tisa; You shall […]

Parshat Chukas 5770: Rachel Imeinu’s Tefillot: Dividing Line Between Corruption and Caring?

June 11th, 2010

by Moshe Burt The placement in Torah of the Parah Adumah in our Parsha Chukat raises questions as to why it and it’s Halachot are mentioned here in our Parsha; only after Korach’s rebellion and after the continued murmuring of the Am against Moshe Rabbeinu, after the plague which killed thousands only ending with Aaron’s […]

Parsha Korach 5770: Leadership Based on Divine Merit, vs Protexia and Political Self-Interest

June 6th, 2010

by Moshe Burt Parsha Korach may seem to the reader a to be a logical continuation of Parsha Shelach as it would seem very much that Korach and his attempted power grab is a logical after-affect, a consequence of the denial of Eretz Yisrael by 10 of the 12 miraglim (spies). But the commentaries indicate […]

The Islamic Gaza Flotilla Scam: We Con the World

June 4th, 2010

This choir’s satire has got it right! Click here for the lyrics