Tag Archives: Shchem

Pinchas: Violence or Genuine Zealotry

Today it is not a compliment to be branded as a “zealot”. In today’s world where Torah concepts have been distorted, the zealot is synonymous with the “hothead” who can’t control himself, or the rowdy thug looking for some “action”. … Continue reading

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Vayishlach: Shimeon and Levy & Collective Punishment

The act of Shimeon and Levy in Shchem bears light on a subject so relevant today in our dealings with the Arab enemy. And the subject is the one called “collective punishment”. For here is Shimeon and Levy, in response … Continue reading

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Vayishlach: The Killing of the Shchem Residents: A Torah Perspective

Two zealots are focused upon in our parsha: Shimeon and Levy. And the eternal question is if they were correct in their deed or not. This parsha has certainly been one of the more misinterpreted portions in the Torah in … Continue reading

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