Pinchas: Zealot or Peacemaker?
Was Pinchas zealot or peacemaker? That he killed and was also rewarded with the ‘Brit Shalom’ seems a contradiction. Join Mrs. Sarah Rudolph as she explores the story of Pinchas ben Elazar HaKohen and how one act by this personality changed the course of Jewish history.
Sarah Rudolph is Director of TorahTutors.org. She is a freelance Jewish educator, writer, and editor and has been sharing her passion for Jewish texts of all kinds for over 15 years, with students of all ages. Sarah’s essays have been published in a variety of internet and print media, including Times of Israel, Kveller, Jewish Action, OU Life, The Lehrhaus, TorahMusings, and more. She is Editor-At-Large, Deracheha: womenandmitzvot.org. Sarah lives in Cleveland with her husband and four children, but is privileged to learn online with students all over the world.