Student Teaching in the New Millenium

5771 Matot II

In Numbers on July 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3
Numbers 31:1 – 12

Pinchas! Warrior monk!
Executor, Friend, and Leader
Here to see?

Why send Pinchas to war after receiving a covenant of peace?

Rashi describes booty as ornamental, and plunder as non-ornamental. A super-commentator suggests that the former was given to the priests and the later was kept by the soldiers. What defines an ornament? Can a flock be an ornament to a rich person? Can an army be an ornament to a general?

Is Israel as Midian to the prophet?

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