Pinchas (פנחס) is the Hebrew name translated in English Bibles as Phinehas. It is also the name of the forty-first reading from the Torah because of the second verse of the reading, which says, “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath” (Numbers 25:11). In this Torah portion, the LORD makes a covenant of peace with Phinehas and his descendants, orders a second census, settles questions about inheritance, appoints Joshua to succeed Moses and lists the sacrifices for the appointed times.

Pinchas is a very profound section. The Zohar dedicates two whole volumes to Pinchas. It is considered the section of healing and is probably the most important section in The Kabbalah Center. Many lessons to be gleaned from this reading. It is also the first week of The Three Negative Weeks.

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