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Parashas Balak (2004 - 2007)


Balak 2b

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4 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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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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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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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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