“Shabbat Shalom” – Balak 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “My nation, remember what Balak the king of Moab advised and what Bil’am the son of Be’or…answered him in order that you may know the compassionate righteousness of the Lord” [Micah 6:5] Who, or what, defines Israel, and why does it matter? If deeply concerning trends …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Balak 5777

Parshat Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Balak contains one of the most colorful stories in the Torah – one that seems to have been quoted right out of contemporary headlines. The People of Israel are now in the fortieth year of their long journey in the desert, and are about to enter the …

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