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July 9, 2012 / conservadox

Dvar Torah part 2 (Pinchas)

Nachmanides also has something interesting to say about the daughters of Zelophedad, who ask Moses for an inheritance because their father died without sons.  They say “he was not in the assembly that banded together against the Lord in Korah’s assembly, but he died for his own sin” (Numb. 27:3).  Why do they point this out?

Nachmanides says that they believed (perhaps wrongly) that if Zelophedad died as part of Korah’s rebellion, Moses would treat him (and them by extension) as an enemy and would not be receptive.  Another example of how fear can shape our lives- ironically, a week after Balak tries to get Balaam to curse Israel because of his fears of Israel.

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