This Week’s Torah Portion Is Pinchas (Numbers 25:10–30:1)

The story of the zealot Pinchas seems like a good fit for revolutionaries and bloggers (I just celebrated my 20th blogging anniversary).

* Pinchas was the son of a man who married Jethro’s daughter, so he was partially descended from idolaters. And he slew a Jew, Zimri, was had an untarnished blood line.

* Every people love their own Pinchases and hate other people’s Pinchases.

* Hitler’s chauffeur Emil Maurice, who was the second person to join the SS after Hitler, had Jewish blood. Wikipedia: “Maurice became Hitler’s chauffeur. He reportedly had a brief relationship with Hitler’s niece, Geli Raubal in 1927, which led to his dismissal as Hitler’s chauffeur.”

“Even though Maurice had been a party member since 1919, taken part in the abortive Beer Hall Putsch, for which he was awarded the prestigious Blood Order, and been a bodyguard for Hitler, Himmler considered him to be a serious security risk given his “Jewish ancestry”.[2][14] Himmler recommended that Maurice be expelled from the SS, along with other members of his family. To Himmler’s annoyance, Hitler stood by his old friend.[12] In a secret letter written on 31 August 1935, Hitler compelled Himmler to make an exception for Maurice and his brothers, who were informally declared “Honorary Aryans” and allowed to stay in the SS.”

* Wikipedia: “As he rose to power as leader of the Nazi Party, Hitler was domineering and possessive of [his niece Angela Maria “Geli”] Raubal, keeping a tight rein on her.[5] When he discovered she was having a relationship with his chauffeur, Emil Maurice, he forced an end to the affair and dismissed Maurice from his service.[1][6] After that he did not allow her to freely associate with friends, and attempted to have himself or someone he trusted near her at all times, accompanying her on shopping trips, to the movies, and to the opera.”

“The historian Ian Kershaw maintains that “whether actively sexual or not, Hitler’s behaviour towards Geli has all the traits of a strong, latent at least, sexual dependence.”[5] The police ruled out foul play; the death was ruled a suicide.[8] Hitler was devastated and went into an intense depression.”

“Hitler later declared that Raubal was the only woman he had ever loved. Her room at the Berghof was kept as she had left it, and he hung portraits of her in his own room there and at the Chancellery in Berlin.”

NUMBERS 25 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, 2 who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods. 3 So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the Lord’s anger burned against them.

4 The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the Lord, so that the Lord’s fierce anger may turn away from Israel.”

5 So Moses said to Israel’s judges, “Each of you must put to death those of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.”

6 Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 7 When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand 8 and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them, right through the Israelite man and into the woman’s stomach. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped; 9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.

10 The Lord said to Moses, 11 “Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites. Since he was as zealous for my honor among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal. 12 Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him. 13 He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites.”

14 The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family. 15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Kozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family.

16 The Lord said to Moses, 17 “Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them. 18 They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident.”

* There seems to be a game of telephone going on. God tells Moshe to impale the leaders and Moshe commands to slay all idolaters. So how often did Moshe misunderstand God’s commands? For instance, what about the commands to genocide in the Torah? Perhaps Moshe misunderstood God?

* Why should all the leaders be impaled? Surely not all leaders were idolaters and fornicators?

* God likes that Pinchas slew Zimri and his Midianite princess Cozbi. What kind of prince lets his daughter be a whore?

* Artscroll: “Under the leadership of Midian, a lust for immoral pleasure and a desire for the worship of Peor had been introduced into the Jewish people. Such desires are very hard to eradicate.”

Jews would never have become pornographers and perverts if it had not been for the evil Midianites and their whorish women constantly tempting Godly Jews from the path of Torah.

* Num. 25:6. Jacob Milgrom: “…the Israelite [Zimri] was convinced (by his Midianite partner?) that ritual intercourse was the best way to appease God and thereby terminate the plague.” A lot more men would go to temple if they could have ritual intercourse.

According to Mycenaen-Greek rites, “the boy or girl who went to death without having experienced sexual intercourse remained unsatisfied and therefore caused harm to the living. The sequence of sacrifice, food and drink and ritual intercourse would represent the gamut of those things necessary to put the restless spirits of the age at ease.” (Milgrom)

* One thing I love about Judaism is its sharp distinction between public and private sins. Private sins, by and large, are between you and God (though everything we do affects other people, it is hard and distasteful to monitor what goes on in private) but public sins are a matter of communal concern.

* Num. 25:9. Jewish tradition claims that Pinchas’s example was followed by his loyal supporters, and it was they who slew the 24,000 Israelites. It was another Holocaust!

* Num. 25:11. R. Jacob Milgrom: “Once released, God’s anger destroys everything in its path and makes no moral distinctions. This empirical truth concerning natural disasters — in modern actuarial parlance called ‘acts of God’ – is neither glossed over nor treated apologetically by the Torah. It is reckoned with as a cornerstone of its theology.”

One modern Pinchas who comes to my mind is John Brown. Wikipedia:

John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. Brown first gained attention when he led small groups of volunteers during the Bleeding Kansas crisis of 1856. Dissatisfied with the pacifism of the organized abolitionist movement, he said, “These men are all talk. What we need is action—action!” During the Kansas campaign, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. He and his supporters killed five pro-slavery supporters in the Pottawatomie massacre of May 1856 in response to the sacking of Lawrence by pro-slavery forces.

In 1859, Brown led a raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry to start a liberation movement among the slaves there. During the raid, he seized the armory; seven people were killed, and ten or more were injured. He intended to arm slaves with weapons from the arsenal, but the attack failed. Within 36 hours, Brown’s men had fled or been killed or captured by local pro-slavery farmers, militiamen, and U.S. Marines led by Robert E. Lee. He was tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, the murder of five men, and inciting a slave insurrection. He was found guilty on all counts and was hanged. Brown’s raid captured the nation’s attention, as Southerners feared it was just the first of many Northern plots to cause a slave rebellion that might endanger their lives, while Republicans dismissed the notion and claimed they would not interfere with slavery in the South.

Historians agree that the Harpers Ferry raid escalated tensions that, a year later, led to the South’s secession and Civil War. David Potter has said the emotional effect of Brown’s raid was greater than the philosophical effect of the Lincoln–Douglas debates, and that it reaffirmed a deep division between North and South.

* Perhaps Dylann Roof and Anders Brevik are Pinchas-types.

* Phineas Priesthood:

The Phineas Priesthood or Phineas Priests (also spelled Phinehas) is a title for self-selected vigilantes who commit violent acts in accordance with the ideology set forth by the 1990 book, Vigilantes of Christendom: The Story of the Phineas Priesthood by Richard Kelly Hoskins.[1]

According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), “Many people mistakenly believe that there is an actual organization called the Phineas Priesthood, probably because there was a group of four men in the 1990s who called themselves Phineas Priests. The men carried out bank robberies and a series of bombings in the Pacific Northwest before being sent to prison. But there is no evidence that their organization was any larger than those four individuals.”

The ideology set forth in Hoskins’ book includes Christian Identity beliefs opposed to interracial relationships, the mixing of races, homosexuality, and abortion. It is also marked by its anti-Semitism, and anti-multiculturalism.

The Phineas Priesthood is not considered an organization because it is not led by a governing body, there are no gatherings, and there is no membership process. One becomes a Phineas Priest by simply adopting the beliefs of the Priesthood and acting upon those beliefs. Adherents of the Priesthood ideology are considered terrorists for, among other things, various 1996 abortion clinic bombings, the bombing in Spokane of The Spokesman-Review newspaper, bank robberies, and plans to blow up FBI buildings.[2] Four members of this organization were convicted of crimes including bank robbery and bombing, with each sentenced in 1997 and 1998 to life in prison.[3]

The Phineas Priesthood is named for the Israelite Phinehas, grandson of Aaron. Numbers 25:7 According to Numbers 25, Phineas personally executed an Israelite man and a Midianite woman while they were together in the man’s tent, running a spear through the two and ending a plague sent by God to punish the Israelites for intermingling sexually and religiously with the Midianite Baal-worshipers. Phineas is commended for having stopped Israel’s fall to idolatrous practices brought in by Midianite women, as well as for stopping the desecration of God’s sanctuary. Yahweh commends Phineas through Moses as zealous, gives him a “covenant of peace,” and grants him and “his seed” an everlasting priesthood. This passage was cited in Hoskins’ book as a justification for using violent means against interracial relationships and other forms of alleged immorality.

* I notice that right-wing militia types in America are never portrayed positively in the media.

* KC: 1. I’m believe Moses’s original revelation was real… but this stuff is really in the weeds. Wonder if he started to mistake his own calculating mind for them mind of Hashem.

2. I want to talk about a documentary I saw about Japan, and the art of ikebana. The point is that highly refined cultural practice can only evolve in homogeneous populations.

3. There sure are a lot of days off for Jews.

* Chat room:

Live chat

Luke Ford​hi

4trahasis​Shalom Shalom

4trahasis​Casey, have you watched The Greatest Story Never Told?

4trahasis​Emil Maurice?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​greetings goys and non

4trahasis​wow, I didn’t know that was him regarding her

4trahasis​greetings Pepe

4trahasis​I thought Hitler married Eva Braun the day before they offed themselves

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​what’s up 4

4trahasis​just listening to Hitler talk

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​yep

4trahasis​a question about Hitler and niece and Donald & Ivanka: would Pinchas have speared them for incest?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​4, do you think Hitler fought the banks, or was he their agent? I’ve heard both sides


4trahasis​Pepe, no clue, but I ran across this last night but did not listen to it: /watch?v=1lWtBUi_qI4

4trahasis​That’s by Dennis Wise, the guy behind The Greatest Story Never Told, talking about if Hitler was installed as controlled opposition or not. I’d like to know more of how Hitler could have been an agent

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​will definitely check it out

4trahasis​Torah is studied in Hebrew, the Qur’an is studied in Hebrew – but let’s study the Constitution in Spanish

4trahasis​the “melting pot” notion was created by a Jew

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Israel Zangwill

4trahasis​when “family, freedom, and nation” are Nazi themes, you might want to reconsider your values

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​current America is a culturally Jewish invention, Luke would agree

4trahasis​blut und boden

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​dude, was just about to write that LOL

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Casey, we need to work toward post-America. It’s over, dude.

4trahasis​Ja he was in Warschau

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Joe Biden, ultra cuck

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​correction, Catholicuck. And I’m Catholic.

4trahasis​if Arabs and Somalis outbreed us in our lands it’s great, but if we have families, c’est horrible

4trahasis​there is no popular cultural advocacy for family

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Sachsen-Anhalt

4trahasis​❤ T_D

4trahasis​you cannot be White Nationalist on Reddit

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​4, Wife With a Purpose got booted from patreon for talking about having children

4trahasis​fucking crazy

4trahasis​she’s a YouTuber, appeared on Red Ice once or twice

4trahasis​Tara McCarthy is Reality Calls

4trahasis​wo ist ihre Pinchas? where is our Pinchas?

4trahasis​it’s not criminal if it’s a mitzvah!

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​lol

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Hochverrat

4trahasis​sprechen sie Deutsch?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​klar, aber ich habe seit langem nicht gesprochen

4trahasis​Hitler learned from the Jews — in the first chapter of Mein Kampf I noticed he even says tohu v’bohu

4trahasis​been 17 years since I studied German

4trahasis​Hitler, in a sense, was a reincarnation of Pinchas

4trahasis​and Jews hate him for it, but love their Pinchas

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​long time for me, too

4trahasis​the yetzer hara, the animal soul, is triggered by the animalistic goyim

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​I saw Def Leppard two weeks ago, I’m such a degenerate

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​that’s pretty much the theme of every 80s horror movie LOL

4trahasis​I have heard Jews are behind the rise of and promotion of Gangster Rap. Luke, you are a master of knowledge of Jewish influence. Thoughts?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​4, saw something about that at Taki regarding NWA- their producer was Jewish

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​sex is like a gateway drug that leads to worse sins over time

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Luke is channeling Gordon Gekko LOL

4trahasis​without the yetzer hara none would pursue a job, a family, a home

gjjd​the thing about greed is it overrides other important considerations

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​yessssssssss!!!! hahaha

gjjd​aka we should let in third world immigrants bc they do cheap labor and stock markets go up

4trahasis​greed is the proper counterbalance to suicidal altruism

gjjd​we should let in Asian immigrants so that they will do skilled labor and help stock market go up

gjjd​so super rich people do these things that are bad for people often bc of greed

gjjd​*bad for _their_ people

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​what would be the proper term for a healthy pursuit of wealth? Greed is a sin because it assumes overindulgence, meaning greed for its own sake

gjjd​perhaps generalized ambition, thrift, or something like that

gjjd​Or perhaps greed should be taught while teaching ingroup loyalty and charity simultaneously

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​good points

4trahasis​minus a few Chabadniks

gjjd​One example of greed gone horribly wrong is those gulf states…

gjjd​not always a good thing

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Luke just touched on the main difference between Jewish and Christian belief.

4trahasis​it should then be a greed for oneself and the community, and for other communities

gjjd​yeah, the concept of teaching greed with charity and loyalty

gjjd​in places like UAE, leaders let in like infinity immigrants, and natives make up a sliver of the population

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​yeah but unlike us, they are not stupid enough to give their workers citizenship. They keep them on a tight leash

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Casey, great point. It’s the same theme.

4trahasis​Dennis Wise implies that Vatican 2 was a Jewish-Masonic takeover of the Catholic Church

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​4, couldn’t agree more, that’s why I go to the Latin Mass

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​since V2 it’s become more Protestantized

gjjd​New Catholic churches are a horrible attempt at being more protestant

4trahasis​cool, I’m no Christian, but can respect that. I’m not into Jesus as God at all tbh, but dig the concept of messiah – just don’t think that’s the J-man.

gjjd​I can’t handle it; catholic churches in NYC are often awful

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@gjjd yes

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Luke, great point. This is how gay marriage was portrayed in TV shows in order to normalize it.

gjjd​That’s a really interesting and new take-home point, Luke. Could you write about it somewhere?

4trahasis​speaking of funny Orthodox Jews @Luke Ford – whatever happened to Rabbi Rabbs & you?

4trahasis​the left has spite and hatred, the right has irreverence and love of self

4trahasis​hence the better meme game

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​(((Schumer))) every single time

gjjd​Casey saying he’s not good at sex was pretty darned funny

gjjd​^^^must be subversive then

4trahasis​I used to love dead baby jokes, until I told one around a woman who lost her child

4trahasis​that was hilarious

gjjd​women seem to have no humor

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​LOL

gjjd​maybe they just aren’t subversive enough

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​Two and a half men is the epitome of this conversion

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​*conversation

gjjd​us goys like to be around familiar people like us so that we don’t have to constantly perform for other people

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Casey that’s every guy, though. No guy cares about anniversaries

4trahasis​6 Gorillion

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​let the shitposting begin…

4trahasis​couldn’t make dad jokes around them huh?

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​we need to bring back Ebonics and make it legit


Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​hahahahahaha

4trahasis​I always skipped school showers, and would choose stalls over urinals, if open

gjjd​Casey’s stories about black basketball players are golden

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​lol

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​oneitis

4trahasis​Chasing Amy


Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​good call


Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​This is why society used to value virginity. Cause the more partners we have the less satisfied we become. mind games

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​the 1000 cock stare

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​haha Luke beat me to it

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​×3

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​preach this truth, Luke

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​because like in the Bible, people don’t want to curb their desires until they pay the price

4trahasis​Some of the freakist chicks grew up strict Catholic

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Casey if they are at all attractive you are going to have an impossible task, but you should still try

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​4, a lot of porn stars, too

gjjd​It’s tough to leave trad values for sexual immorality. You are unprepared for that world. You don’t understand the rules of the game

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​I think the pressure comes from the pursuit of sex. Otherwise, you could date girls without the expectation of sex where both parties can relax.

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Luke Charlie Sheen FTW

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Casey blast from the past, good call

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​remember Puck from the Real World? LOL

gjjd​dating without sex seems terrifying

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@gjjd what I meant was dating for the pursuit of marriage instead of sex, which was the paradigm until recently


Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Luke did you know the Catholic Church prevented Hollywood from showing T and A back in the 30’s?

Luke Ford​yes

4trahasis​Ideally the left would want to preserve the white race — just call them indigenous Europeans

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Casey they are deliberately demoralizing us

gjjd​Nope. The left’s beliefs, in the end, lead to globalism. They protect indigenous non-whites out of loyalty/extreme empathy to out-groups, which is a knee-jerk reaction to racist loyalty to in-group.

gjjd​^^^respondign to 4trahasis

4trahasis​I figured. And I was responding to something 3 minutes before my response. Got a call on my phone, hence the delay. I hear ya tho

4trahasis​of course featuring criminals has an effect – just look at how idolized Scarface is amongst gangster culture

4trahasis​it’s just just entertainment, it’s propaganda

4trahasis​*not just

gjjd​Maybe that is because your definition of rationality is still individualistic…

gjjd​^^^to Luke

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​@Luke this is the key, great point

gjjd​glorifying homosexual pleasure on the level of procreative heterosexual union is not right from standpoint of a collectivist promoting group health

Pepe Sells but Who’s Buying?​the good thing for whites is that blacks are now becoming more Afro-centric ala sports players like Kaepernick

4trahasis​good point @gjjd

4trahasis​Pepe too

gjjd​ending white supremacy really seems to mean making whites dis-empowered everywhere in which we live.

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