Even when performing good deeds, motives matter. By Rabbi Ari Enkin, Rabbinic Director, United with Israel This week’s Torah portion is “Pinchas” (Numbers 25:10–30:1), which relates the episode in which the zealot Pinchas picked up his spear and killed two individuals, a Jewish leader and a Midianite princess, who were openly committing an act of... Read more »
This webinar explores the topic and history of zealotry in Judaism along with hot button issues such as collective punishment, taking the law into your own hands and Israel's preemptive strike policies.
Just as the sacrifices were daily, so must be the prayers of very human being in the world. We must pray for our health, for our families, for success, and together, we must pray for peace in the Land of Israel, and by extension, the entire world. That is one of the greatest “sacrifices” you can make each day. And it is one of the most powerful things we can do.