Tag Archives: Pinchas

Pinchas: Passing the Torch

Succession planning. It’s the mark of a real leader, and Moses is nothing if not a real leader. As Dr. Hal Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute wrote, “Moses sets the standard for all those involved in Jewish communal … Continue reading

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Pinchas: the voice of the Urim today

“Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,“Let the LORD, Source of the breath of all flesh, appoint someone over the community who shall go out before them and come in before them, and who shall take them out and bring them … Continue reading

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Pinchas: Needing new leaders

Succession.  New leadership.  A challenge for every leader, but a necessity if the community is to move forward.   Like where we are now.  Here’s where we were then. Moses is getting old.  He knows he’s not heading into the Promised … Continue reading

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Pinchas: daughters of Richard

  The daughters of Tzelophechad and I have a lot in common.  Granted, my family name Salzman was easier to pronounce, though I bet we got it misspelled as often as Mahla, Noa, Chogla, Milcha and Tirza did.  Ok, maybe … Continue reading

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Balak: Priests and Prophets

Well, here’s an odd little story in the middle of the wilderness. There’s this non-Israelite king (one of the “bad” guys) who is going up against the Israelites in battle, and to ensure victory, he seeks out what apparently was … Continue reading

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Pinchas: There were never such devoted sisters

Don’t mess with sisters. I have two sisters, and well, that song in “White Christmas” (Sisters, sisters, never were there such devoted sisters..) ain’t just a song…it’s a mantra that, yes, we used to perform as kids.  We are all … Continue reading

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