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Balak: A shlemiel

Jewish tradition does not often create aphorisms in vain. Here is the story of the first shlemiel.

Balak: A shlemiel

'How goodly are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel'.

Jacob (Ya'akov) and Israel (Yisrael) are not alternative names, but two levels of approach to the same mission. Which level are we on today?

'How goodly are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel'

Did Balak know of the blessings granted Abraham?

\Israel’s enemies today are as disparate as the Amorites, Moab, Midian, Aram, Canaanites and Philistines -and will have the same fate.

Did Balak know of the blessings granted Abraham?

Balak: Who needs an anti-Semite's compliments?

The Talmud teaches us that from the words of blessing from the mouth of Bilaam, we can determine what his true intent was: Poison candy.

Balak: Who needs an anti-Semite's compliments?

Heard the one about the donkey who laughed at the prophet?

Parashat Balak is indisputably the most hilarious parashah in the entire Torah.

Heard the one about the donkey who laughed at the prophet?

Balak and Korach: Who not to be

The names of parshiot and people’s names define their essence.and interestinly, two are named after doomed characters.

Balak and Korach: Who not to be

The hidden meaning of the Bilam story

In the Bilam story, the Israelites were rescued from a danger they knew nothing about by a deliverance they knew nothing about.

The hidden meaning of the Bilam story

Balak: What the Mitzvah Reveals

Balak: What the Mitzvah Reveals