All our actions are for the war against the yetzer hara “You are children of Hashem, your G-d; you shouldn’t cut yourselves or make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.” (Devarim 14:1) Yalkut Shimoni says the words “lo sisgodedu — you shouldn’t cut yourselves, share a root with agudah, group.” Using this
There are mitzvos that correspond to the head of a person and those that correspond to the heart
“You get none of the glory but continue to serve. That’s rav!” Extraordinary!
From a Jewish perspective, “honesty” and “integrity” cannot be restricted to individual paragons of virtue
Pinchas naturally lived for hundreds of years because was he was at peace with himself
The goal of a Torah discussion is to reach one resolution