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Dvar Torah for Balak 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Balak 7th Aliyah

Bilam ends up blessing the people, to the dismay of Balak. As a parting gift, Bilam offers Balak some advice on how to defeat the Jewish people, suggesting that Balak entice them with improper...

Dvar Torah for Balak 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Balak 6th Aliyah

When Balak’s first attempt to have Bilam curse the Jews failed, he suggested trying again from a different location (23:13). When that failed as well, he suggested moving to yet another location...

Dvar Torah for Balak 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Balak 5th Aliyah

Balak moves Bilam to another location, where not all the Jews are visible, in order to attempt to curse them (23:13). Why would Balak suggest going to an obscure location if seeing whom you are...

Dvar Torah for Balak 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Balak 4th Aliyah

Among the several attempts by Bilam to curse the Jews, he distinctively commented, “I see them [the Jewish people] as mountain peaks, and I behold them as hills; it is a singular nation that will...

Dvar Torah for Balak 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd Aliyah

When Bilam is commissioned to curse the Jewish people, he gets up the next morning to saddle his donkey and begins his task. Rashi points out that Bilam wakes up early to convey his commitment and...

Dvar Torah for Balak 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Balak 2nd Aliyah

When Balak beckons Bilam to come to curse the Jews, G-d appears to Bilam and instructs him not to go and not to curse the people. When Balak is notified, he sends higher-ranking delegates with the...

Dvar Torah for Balak 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Balak 1st Aliyah

The Torah relates the story of Balak, the king of Moav, who sees the Jews conquering his neighbors and tries to get Bilam to curse them before his nation is invaded and falls victim. However, the...