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 25:1
 25:2
 25:3
25:2 [The girls] invited the people to their religious sacrifices, and the people ate and worshipped the [Moabite] gods.
Vatikrena la'am lezivchey eloheyhen vayochal ha'am vayishtachavu le'eloheyhen.
25:3 Israel thus became involved with Baal Peor, and God displayed anger against Israel.
Vayitsamed Yisra'el le-Va'al Pe'or vayichar-af Adonay beYisra'el.



Commentary:

became involved
  Tzamad in Hebrew; literally, 'paired off' (Bachya).

Baal Peor
  An idol associated with Peor (see Numbers 23:28). According to Talmudic tradition, the worship of this idol involved scatological practices (Sifri; Sanhedrin 60b, 64a; Rashi).

God displayed anger...
  This involved the plague mentioned in Numbers 25:9 (Rashi).





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