Thought for the week
A rabbi reflects on the events
of the last seven days
Dear Members and Friends,
In this week’s parsha Pinchas we have the narrative of Zelophehad’s daughters.
This section of the text begins with a discussion around land ownership. The 5 daughters of Zelophehad raise a concern, their father has died and there are no male heirs, can’t they inherit the land?
This is a pivotal moment in our text as it is here that women are first given the right of being land owners. As the text states….
Ann and Bob Kirk BEM
LJS members Ann and Bob were included in this
year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
They have been awarded the British Empire Medal
for services to Holocaust Education