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Tag Archives: Parshat Balak

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Balak by Rav Meir Schweiger

Posted on June 21, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat Balak. Balak

Shofar and God’s Love of Israel

Posted on September 10, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

by Rabbi Alex Israel Cross-posted from his blog Thinking Israel On the one hand, the cycle of the Jewish year is predictable and familiar: The solemnity of Yom Kippur, the smells and feel of the Sukka and the 4 species, the warmth and intimacy of Hannuka, Purim’s raucous frivolity, the tunes and tastes of Seder Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Balak 5772: Holy Chutzpah

Posted on July 8, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parashat Balak. Click here to listen. Click here for the accompanying source sheet.

בלק

Posted on July 7, 2011 by Barer

[Cross-posted from my blog] This week’s parsha documents the continuation of the Israelites interactions with the nations surrounding Cana’an, this time focusing almost entirely with the kingdom of Moav.  Specifically, the king of Moav, Balaq, fears the Israelites and hires a local sorcerer, Bil’am, to curse them.  However, Bil’am is constantly thwarted from doing so, Continue Reading »

בלק, balak

Posted on July 7, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

this week’s parsha strangely focus on the story of one non-israelite, balaam the diviner, and his journey of how he came to know and understand God.   okay, let’s back up a little bit. there’s a bad guy in this story, balak, head of the amorites, who summons our diviner-friend balaam to curse the jewish Continue Reading »