Section: Parshas HaShavua   Category: Quick Vort
Parshas Pinchos: Chiddushei HaRim - Pinchos Closes The Chapter On Nadav & Avihu
The Chiddushei HaRim says that the brave act of Pinchos was Michaper on the aveira of Nadav and Avihu and brought the Chanukas HaMishkan to completion.  The aveira of Nadav and Avihu was that they did something that they were not commanded to do.  Pinchos, on the other hand, did something that must be done, but no one may pasken that you must do (Halacha V'Ein Morin Kein).  Nadav and Avihu took action without consulting Moshe Rabbeinu.  Pinchos asked Moshe, although he did not have an answer.

Nadav and Avihu were the first korbanos of the Mishkan, as they gave their lives Al Kiddush HaShem.  Pinchos was moser nefesh and risked his life to be Mikadesh Shem Shamayim.  "This is why," says the Chiddushei HaRim, "Parshas Pinchos has in it the parsha of Korbanos Tzibbur."