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Balak

This week’s parasha is entitled Balak, the name of the king of Moab, and spans Numbers 22:2 – 25:9. Most of us know the story of Balaam, and just about every kid who’s ever sat in a Sunday School class remembers about Balaam’s donkey talking to him. But I submit to you that Balak and Balaam are archetypes – symbols

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Balak

This week’s Parasha is called Balak, which means devastator, and covers Numbers 22:2 – 25:9.  In last week’s Parasha, the Israelis decisively defeat the Amorites because the Amorites did not want them passing through their land. This week we find the Israelis camped near the border of Moab. King Balak saw how the Israeli army defeated the Amorites.  Being afraid,

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Balak

This week our parasha is “Balak,” named after the wicked King of Moab and covers Numbers 22:2 – 25:9.  In this parasha we learn that no one can stop the will of God and that the Lord can sometimes use the most unlikely and unwilling of people to accomplish His will. Numbers 22 begins with Balak, King of Moab, afraid

By |2017-01-30T21:40:59-04:00July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Balak

Balak

This week our parasha is “Balak,” named after the wicked King of Moab and covers Numbers 22:2 - 25:9.  In this parasha we learn that no one can stop the will of God and that the Lord can sometimes use the most unlikely and unwilling of people to accomplish His will. Numbers 22 begins with Balak concerned with how the Lord

By |2017-01-30T21:42:19-04:00July 4th, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Balak

Balak

This week’s parasha is entitled Balak, the name of the King of Moab, which means “devastator” or "one who lays waste”. It takes us from Numbers Chapter 22: 2 through 25:9. This parasha opens as Israel traveled to the Jordan Valley in Moab, where they camped near the Jordan River, across from Jericho. Israel’s tribes were arranged in a rectangular

By |2017-01-30T21:42:59-04:00July 5th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Balak

Balak

The name of this week’s Parasha is Balak, which is named after Balak, the king of Moab who tried to entice the corrupt prophet Balaam into pronouncing curses on the Jewish people. It takes us from Numbers 22:5 through 25:9. Balak and the Moabites knew that the Jewish people were coming, and were afraid of suffering defeat like the Amorites.

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