Balak & Pinchas – Challenge of Redemption
What is the unique challenge that presents itself at the transition time of Redemption? How does this play out when the Jews are redeemed from Egypt, as opposed to their imminent arrival in the Holy Land? How was this manifest before the Second Temple was built in the times of Esther? What protected the Jewish people and allowed them to be redeemed from Egypt? Why were they able to maintain purity in their relationships between men and women in that time, and why did they fall at the end of the forty years in the wilderness? What is represented by the powerful example of courage in the act of Pinchas which stopped the plague? What lesson can we take for the challenge we face in our times as we close in on the final Redemption?
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.
Running time: 28:51