Parasha Pinjas

Parasha Pinjas

Sefer Bamidbar (Numbers 25: 10-30: 1)

In this Parasha we will be able to analyze "the zeal" of the Creator, as well as His great patience towards us ...

​​ "And Israel accentuated Shitin and the people began to prostitute themselves with the women of Moav and they called the people to offerings for their gods, and the people ate of them and knelt to their gods. And they became attached Israel to Baal Peor and the blessed Creator was enraged with Israel.
And the Creator said to Moses, take the leaders of the people and hang them before the Creator in the light of the day.
And the wrath of the Creator will turn away from Israel. And Moses said to the judges of Israel: Every one of you kill the people who have become attached to Baal Peor. And behold, a man from the house of Israel approached his brothers with a Midianite woman in the eyes of Moses and the eyes of all the congregation of the children of Israel, and they were crying at the door of the Tabernacle. Pinchas, son of Eleazar son Aaron the Priest, and he arose from the midst of the congregation, took a spear in his hand, and went after the prince Israel, and stabbed the spear into both of them in the belly and the plague ceased on the children of Israel .
And there was a total of twenty-four thousand dead in that plague. And then the Creator spoke to Moses, saying: Pinchas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the Priest, has turned My wrath away from the children of Israel, by jealousy of My cause before them, and not to destroy the children of Israel in my zeal. . therefore tell him: Behold, he granted him My covenant of peace and it will be for him and for his descendants after him, the covenant of Priesthood forever because he was zealous for his God and atone for the children of Israel " . (Bamidbar-Numbers 25,1)

We can see how the Blessed Creator has patience with the People (in this way he also acts with us)
Let's analyze what happened:

1 The people of Israel begin to prostitute and assimilate with the women of Moav.

2 Participate in pagan sacrifices and eat from them. < br>
3 The people kneel before the gods of Moav.

4 Israel clings to the idolatry of Moav.

We can observe how there is a progressive advance. First the people begin to prostitute themselves with pagan women. Perhaps this is motivated by passion and desire (by bad instinct)

Afterwards, it tells us that it is no longer only carnal passion, but begins to participate in idolatrous rites ace. They move to a more dramatic pace and now they themselves bow down to idolatry and give it reverence.

Then came the most serious point and that is that not only do they serve idolatry sporadically, but they also become attached to it.

What makes the situation even more serious is that it is not only the people who are acting like this, but also Israel, that is, the important and renowned people of the people.

After all this, it is that the wrath of the blessed Creator is kindled. Well, we see that in reality the Creator was patient and merciful with them and only at the end with the drop that broke the camel's back, did the Creator decide to take action against the people.

After we see the great event "Pinchas son of Eleazar son of Aaron, got up from the middle of the congregation, took a spear in his hand and went behind the prince of Israel and He stabbed them both with a spear in the belly and the plague on the children of Israel ceased "
A fact driven by zeal. Our sages say, a zeal for the Divine cause is something good and worth acquiring.
The quality Kanaut (Zeal) appears five times mentioned in the Tanaj, and the vast majority alludes to the fact that it is a good quality, worthy of imitation and praise.

The Creator himself was described with this quality, precisely in the second of the Ten Commandments when he talks about idolatry, he tells us: "The Kana" Jealous God

The prophet Nahum it tells us that the Creator is a jealous God. Also in Yehoshua he alludes to the Creator acting in this way.
There is a Precept that entrusts us to conduct ourselves in the same way that the Creator conducts himself, that is, to imitate him. Therefore, we learn that the quality of Kanaut "Zeal" Le Shem ha Shamaim (Zeal for Divine cause) is something good and worth acquiring!

We all know or 'feel' when we are going the wrong way, complications or reprimands will begin to arrive, the blessed Creator is very patient and merciful but His very love and zeal put a limit ...
Let's not wait for that "drop that breaks the glass" to arrive, let's act quickly and do Teshuvah (Let's rectify our faults and return to Hashem)

Dedicated for the healing of the sick of Am Israel and the world and for the success of all those in need.


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