Pinchas (Phinehas)

In this Torah portion, יהוה makes a covenant of peace with Phinehas and his descendants, orders a second census, settles questions about inheritance, appoints Joshua to succeed Moses and lists the sacrifices for the appointed times. Numbers 25:10 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away את־ …

Emor (Speak to the Kohen)

This Torah portion gives the laws for the Kohanim, whose Divine service places upon them a particular responsibility to maintain higher standards of righteous behavior and purity. Leviticus 21:1 And יהוה said to Moses, speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron וְאָמַרְתָּ and you say to them, No priest will be defiled for the dead among his people. C-MATS …

Question: What is Pesach or Passover? Passover celebrates the death angel “passing over” the houses of the Israelites and sparing their lives but striking the firstborn of the Egyptians. Elohim miraculously released the Israelites from slavery to the Egyptians and formed a new nation who served only Him.  Exodus 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night …