וַיַּרְא, פִּינְחָס בֶּן-אֶלְעָזָר, בֶּן-אַהֲרֹן, הַכֹּהֵן; וַיָּקָם מִתּוֹךְ הָעֵדָה, וַיִּקַּח רֹמַח בְּיָדוֹ
The cause: (numbers 25:1)
וַיֵּשֶׁב יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּשִּׁטִּים; וַיָּחֶל הָעָם, לִזְנוֹת אֶל-בְּנוֹת מוֹאָב.
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of Moab .
(numbers 25:3) וַיִּצָּמֶד יִשְׂרָאֵל, לְבַעַל פְּעוֹר
And Israel joined himself unto the Baal of Peor;
The effect: (numbers 25:3)
; וַיִּחַר-אַף יְהוָה, בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל. and the anger of the G-d was kindled against Israel
We see that the effect came immediately and in the same verse (25:3). We learn from that that there is always an effect that follows a cause.
G-d in (numbers 25:4) instructed Moshe on how to remedy the situation. Moshe follows the instruction and tell his judges to kill all the people that have joined with the "Baal Peor", the negativity. As I explained in commentary to Balak, the cause of negativity was that the sexual connection is at the level of the Sefirah of Yesod. It is the channel of the Light to this world. This negative join drained the Light of the Yisraelite toward the Malchut of the other side.
That caused a plague. G-d did not create the plague. The people\’s action did. G-d and Moshe wanted to stop that.
Pinchas was a high soul and he saw the point where the Light was going toward the negative side. He saw what is going on in the spiritual levels, he saw the people dying because the Light was going away. He saw the spiritual body of the Israelite weakened through the channel of Yesod. He took a spear " רמח " and thrust both of them in the place where their body joined together.
" רמח ", numerical value of 248. This is the number of parts in the body. Rearranging the letters, gives us the Hebrew word for womb " רחם ", where the human body initially forms. And also has the meaning of mercy,
The sixth sefirah of Yesod is the last one of the six sefirot of Zeir Anpin, represented by the letter " ו ".
Pinchas stopped the negativity at the source by killing the leaders of the act with the right tool. He did not go to kill "bad people"; he repaired the corrupted channel, Yesod, of the Israelites and restored the light to their body (spiritual).
When looking at the Torah in Parshat Pinchas, we see that there is a small letter Yod in the name of Pinchas. The sages explain that the regular letters of the Torah are at the level of Zeir Anpin, The large letters connects to the level of Binah and the small letters connects to Malchut of Zeir Anpin.
The small Yod of Pinchas shows his connection to the ten sefirot of Light in Malchut.
Later we see a broken Vav at the word Shalom " שָׁלוֹם " (Numbers 25:12). Normally a broken letter in the Torah disqualify the Torah from use. In this case the letter has a gap that channels the Light that Pinchas reveal with his act.
The letters in the Torah are vessels, the carrier of light. Each letter is a defined light. The spaces in the Torah represent unrestricted Light. (That is why you can not touch the Torah with bare hands). The spaces reveal greater Light than the letters.
When a person goes up to the Torah he looks at the letters and read. There must be Eye Mouth Ear connection to draw and channel the light to the congregation. Even if a reader knows the Torah flawlessly by heart, he can not stand by the Torah and recite the verses without looking at the letters. The person that makes the Torah blessing must connect with his eyes to every word read in the Torah.
The letter Vav appears in the word Shalom " שָׁלוֹם ". The root of the word is " שלם ", which means completeness. Pinchas repaired the broken body of the Isrealite. He made it whole again.
There is also a new paragraph starts after the words " וַיְהִי, אַחֲרֵי הַמַּגֵּפָה " "and after the plague" ( Numbers 26:1 ). This space comes in the middle of the verse.
A new beginning took place after the plague. That space reveals a lot of Light.
G-d explains Pinchas action as " פִּינְחָס בֶּן-אֶלְעָזָר בֶּן-אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן, הֵשִׁיב אֶת-חֲמָתִי מֵעַל בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּקַנְאוֹ אֶת-קִנְאָתִי, בְּתוֹכָם; וְלֹא-כִלִּיתִי אֶת-בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּקִנְאָתִי "
" \’ Pinchas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned My wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was very jealous for My sake among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in My jealousy ".
The English translation is for the story, not for the hidden Torah code. "Turned the wrath away", means that he stop the effect of their negative actions. " בְּקַנְאוֹ " is built from " ב " in " קַנְא " and " ו ". " קַנְא " has the numerical value of 151 = " מקוה ", cleansing and Vav. Simply to tells us that Pinchas purified the letter Vav, the channel.
G-d rewarded him with eternal priesthood. We know that Pinchas became Eliyahu Hanavie, Elijah the prophet, and he never died. He is always present (when invited) in the ceremony of "Brit" (circumcision) to help the new child remove the negativity and connect to the Light. It is called entering to the covenant of Avraham (numerical value = 248!).
Pinchas brought new life to the people of Yisrael. The Parasha mentions all the tribes, holidays and sacrifices. The light of this parasha is so strong that we read parts of it on a daily basis (more than once). Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, and all major holidays.
The Zohar goes in length to describe the human body parts and the spiritual connection of each part.
The Kohen duty is to channel the Light to the people and heal them. Pinchas did the ultimate and gave us through this parasha Light to use everyday.
He will be the one, as Elijah, to announce the ultimate peace " מבשר שָׁלוֹם " with the coming of Mashiach, Today, Amen.