The Problem with Pinchas

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Event:

South London Day Limmud 2008

Speaker:

Clive Lawton

Description

Pinchas takes the law into his own hands and is rewarded with a fast track promotion through the priesthood. But isn't one of the basic laws of human morality - one of the 7 laws to the Sons of Noah - not to take the law into our own hands, but follow a proper legal system? And if you think this is just a technicality, remember that Rabin's assassin found his inspiration in the story of Pinchas. So what exactly did Pinchas do and how exactly was he rewarded? We'll explore not just Pinchas but priesthood too.

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