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Shabbat Pinchas – 07/11/2009

http://www.jtsa.edu/PreBuilt/ParashahArchives/jpstext/pinhas.shtml

A fanatic takes the word of God too literally, and commits acts that are beyond the approved “norm” for the Tribe of Israel. Then he is swallowed up by the earth…

Oh wait. That was Korach, from a few weeks ago.

This is Pinchas. Not only was he NOT swallowed up by the earth, but he and his future children were rewarded for his fanaticism by getting a lifetime pass into the Priesthood (not a bad gig, if you can get it).

So what was the difference between these two over-the-top, wild-and-crazy guys?!? That’s what we plan to explore.

So this week limited only by your creativity and the category of food assigned, please bring something that should not reasonably turn out the way it does, but it does anyway.

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