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The hope of this site is to be educational and inspirational. I see the Torah as an instruction manual given to us by a benevolent Father in heaven to help us navigate our lives, with stories and examples for us to learn from.
BIBLE = Book of Instruction By which to Live on Earth
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Frogs only jump forward not backward. So too must we continue to move forward in our quest for spirituality and contentment.

Wednesday June 23, 2021


Eikev 11

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2 days ago
Chp. 11 verses 22 - 25: God promises the nation victory as long as they follow in His ways and cling to Him.

My Thoughts 228 Reading versus Speaking to God

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2 days ago
228 Reading versus Speaking to God. When you pray do you just look at the words or just recite them without any fore thought. Are you reading to God or are you Speaking to Him?

Wednesday June 16, 2021


Eikev 10

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1 week ago
Chp. 11 verses 14 - 21: Continuation and conclusion of the 2nd paragraph of the Shema.

My Thoughts 227 Vision

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1 week ago
227 Vision. A look at the spies and also the Binding of Yitzhok and how they relate to our vision of God and His commandments.

Wednesday June 9, 2021


Eikev 9

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2 weeks ago
Chp. 11 verses 13 & 14: A lecture on the beginning of the 2nd chapter of the Shema Yisrael.

My Thoughts 226 Leaders 2

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2 weeks ago
226 Leaders 2. More of the qualities that a Leader should possess. everyone is a leader somewhere, if only of themselves. In the end there is only one leader that we can turn to, God Almighty Himself. As it says, " By the word of God they traveled and by the word of God they camped." MASHIACH NOW!

Parashas Balak


Balak 3

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1 year ago
Chp. 22 verses 19 - 28: Bilaam is told by God that he should not go with the elders of Moav. He asks again and God agrees with him going but not with the intent of cursing the Jewish Nation. Bilaam has his own ideas. In his haste he saddles his own donkey. On the road the donkey sees an angel of God three times with a drawn sword. The first time the donkey goes out to the field, and Bilaam beats the donkey, The second time the donkey crushes his leg into a stone wall and he beats the donkey again. The tihird time the donkey just lays down in the road and he beats it a third time.God opens the mouth of the donkey and it says to Bilaam " why have you hit me these three times? ''

Balak 5

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1 year ago
Chp. 23 verses 6 - 13: Bilaam returns to Balak he says that he cannot curse that which God has blessed. He then asked that his end should be like theirs. Balak complains that he had brought him to curse the Jews and instead he was blessing them. Balak then takes Bilaam to another location in the hope that he will be more successful.

Parashas Balak (2012)


Balak 1

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1 year ago
Chp. 22 verses 2 - 5: Introduction, Balak, the king of Moav, sees what the Israelites have done to the Amorites. The people are afraid of the Jewish Nation. Balak realizes that their victories are miraculous, and so he hopes to counteract their Divine assistance with Bilaam who was known as a scorer who had a connection with the God of the Jews.

Balak 2

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1 year ago
Chp, 22 verses 6 - 19: Balak sends messengers to Bilaam to come and curse the Jewish nation for him. Bilaam is told by God not to go with them. Bilaam makes it seem that the reason why God will not let him go is because the messengers were not prestigious enough to show Bilaam proper honor. He tells the second group of messengers that even if Balak gave him a house full of silver and gold he could not go against what the word of God.

Balak 4

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1 year ago
Chp. 22 verses 29 - 41, Chp 23 1 - 5: Bilaam talks to his donkey like it's a regular occurrence. The angel kills the donkey and tells Bilaam that it was he who should have died. Bilaam says, I HAVE SINNED. He offers to go home but is told to continue but to only say what God wants him to say. Balak takes Bilaam Bamoth Baal in the hope that he would be able to curse the Jews from there. Chp, 23, Bilaam has Balak build 7 alters he brings up an ox and a ram on each of the alters. Bilaam goes to speak with God and is instructed to say only that which God tells him.

Balak 6

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1 year ago
Chp. 23 verses 14 - 26: Though God commands Bilaam to bless the Jewish nation he still tries to find some way to curse them. Balak is very upset with him. Not only doesn't Billaam curse them, he blesses them. Bilaam tries to tell Balak that if he listens closely he will understand that his words are curses disguised as blessings.

Balak 7

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1 year ago
chp. 24 verses 1 - 11: Balak takes Bilaam to another location, and turns toward the desert in the hope that he can evoke God's anger by gazing at the site of the sin of the Golden Calf. However, in the end God inspires him to bless the Jews with the Famous MA TOVU, how good are! Though he says words of blessing in his heart he means to curse the Jewish nation. Balak is angry at him, since he blesses them instead of cursing them.

Balak 8

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1 year ago
Chp. 24 verses 12 - 25 & Chp. 25 verses1 - 9: Bilaam finishes speaking the words that God has placed in his mouth. Neither man is happy with the results, and they both go their own way. However, before Bilaam leaves his gives Balak the idea to seduce the Jewish men into harlotry and idol worship. Chp. 25, the Jewish men are seduced by the Moabite and Midianite women. Some 200,000 men die in this incident. Pinchas sees God's anger and he takes his spear and kills Zimri and Cosbi and the plague in the camp stops.

Parashas Balak (2004 - 2007)


Balak 2b

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8 years ago
Chp. 24 verse 20 - Chp. 25 verse 9: Continues with Bilaam's prophecy of the end of days. They both go their own way. Chp. 25, The Moabite women seduce the Jewish men in Shittim, and cause them to serve and bow down to their gods. Hashem tells Moshe to have the heads of the people judge those who served the Baal Peor and and execute them, and so they did. A man brought a Midianite women before Moshe while all the people wept. Pinchas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest took his spear and killed them both in the tent. This brought an end to the plague in the camp. Twenty four thousand men died by the plague.

Balak 1a

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8 years ago
Chp. 22 verses 1 - 29: Introduction, Balak the king of Moav fears the Jewish Nation. He sends a delegation to hire Bilaam to curse them. On the way to Moav an angel stands in the road to kill him but only his donkey sees the angel. Miraculously the donkey speaks to Bilaam after he hits it three times.

Balak 1b

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8 years ago
Chp. 22 verse 29 - Chp. 23 verse 17: Continues with the story of Bilaam and his donkey. The angel warns him to say only that which G-d wants his to say. He comes to Moav and Balak takes him to Bamoth-baal where he could see part of the people. Chp. 23, Bilaam tells Balak to build him seven alters and he sacrifices a bull and a ram on each. He then goes to speak to Hashem in the hope of cursing the Jews but instead Hashem tells him to bless them. Balak is not happy and so he takes him to another location in the hope of having better results. Balak builds another seven alters and offers another seven bulls and rams. Bilaam returns with the words of Hashem.

Balak 2a

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8 years ago
Chp. 23 verse 18 - Chp. 24 verse 20: Once again Bilaam blesses the Jews instead of cursing them. Balak takes him to another location hoping that he would be more successful there. Bilaam then instructs him to build another seven alters and he sacrifices a bull and a ram on each. Chp. 24, Bilaam tries another method in the hope of being able to outsmart G-d and curse the Jews. Balak is furious and tells Bilaam to hurry back to his home. He reminds Balak that he had told him initially that he could only say what Hashem would tell him to say. He then gives him advice on how to make the Jews stumble through harlotry which is despicable in the eyes of Hashem. Bilaam then tells him a prophecy concerning the end of days.


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