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Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd 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 3rd 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 3rd 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...

Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Chukat 7th Aliyah

As the Jewish nation makes its way to their promised land, Moshe sends spies to Yahzer, an act that undoubtedly brings back memories of the last time spies were sent forth. These spies also went...

Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Chukat 6th Aliyah

The Torah lists the locations where the Jews journeyed and abruptly stops to tell us that the Jews sang a song about a well (21:17). What prompted the interruption, and what lesson can we derive...

Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Chukat 5th Aliyah

The Jews complain about their food, claiming to be disgusted by the manna that they have been receiving. In response, G-d sends snakes to attack them, followed by Moshe’s prayers on their behalf,...

Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Chukat 4th Aliyah

As Moshe tries to negotiate passage through the land of Edom, he proposes that the people pass through Edom without going through fields or vineyards and without drinking from “the well” (20:17)....

Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Chukat 3rd Aliyah

In response to the Jews’ complaints about the lack of water, G-d instructed Moshe to speak to the rock so that water would come forth, but Moshe famously hit the rock instead. Moshe’s punishment for...

Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Chukat 2nd Aliyah

Parashas Chukas describes the Jews complaining about a lack of water as they arrived at a place named Kadesh (20:1–14). Between the people’s arrival and complaining, we are briefly told that Miriam...

Dvar Torah for Balak 3rd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Chukat 1st Aliyah

When introducing the laws of Parah Adumah (red heifer) that purify those who are contaminated, the Torah uses the phrase “This is the state of the Torah…” (19:2). Would it not make more sense to...