15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?Reading this, all sorts of important questions about "torah morality" and the nature of Moshe's authority come to mind.
16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
1) When the Israelites go out to war, Pinchas accompanies them. Rashi gives many reasons why he, and not his father
2) Just what exactly does Rashi think a kumaz is? I mean I know he says its some kind of pendant or clasp that went around the, ahem, female crotch area, but what kind of weird jewelry item is that?