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Those in the Orthodox world who demean the crowning event of modern Jewish life– the reestablishment of Israel as a Jewish homeland – must ask themselves: Am I like Pinchas? Is my zealousness true?
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss Pinchas and other biblical figures.
Though a zealot who killed the immoral Zimri, unlike most zealots, Pinchas was completely in line with God’s will. The daughters of Zelaphchad, five righteous biblical women, were zealous for the land of Israel, and they were rewarded for it.
The Rebbe’s deepest message is clear: Embrace and accept.
No matter how altruistic one is - if he is afraid to speak the truth out of fear of being attacked, that is not leadership.
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