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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Pinkhas 2016

Pinkhas: Speaking and Listening

This week’s reading, Pinkhas, includes what may be the first recorded example of women publicly speaking out for more equitable treatment. At the end of the wilderness journey, Moses was instructed to allocate the land–as well as the right to inherit it–on the basis of a male-only census. Enter five extraordinary women: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah,  the […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman|Pinkhas

Pinkhas: White Spaces

In this week’s reading, Moshe learns that he will see, but not enter, the land that has been promised to the Israelites. After forty years of leading the congregation toward freedom and holiness, on the cusp of fulfillment, he is told that he will not live to see his task completed: YHVH said to Moshe: Go […]

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