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Anti-Semitism is a powerful, negative, thoroughly unholy phenomenon. Stripped of its negativity, however, its raw power can be used in the service of holiness.
Parsha Curiosities: Balak
Balaam’s famous prophetic words “Ma Tovu” occupy a unique place of prominence in the Hebrew Scriptures, our daily prayers and Jewish liturgical compositions. Oftentimes even emblazoned on Holy Ark’s and Synagogue facades, they clearly contain many marvelo...
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Balaam’s blessing
When Balaam, the greatest gentile prophet attempts to curse the Jewish nation, G-d inspires him to bless us instead. Rashi identifies a nuance in the wording he uses, which illustrates just how deeply G-d cares for His chosen people.
Growing Weekly: Parshat Balak
Balaam seems to have responded irrationally to G-d out of hate, yet at times we may possess similar negative reactions on a subtle level.
From dark challenges to blessing and light
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Balak contains 104 verses, and the mnemonic for it is the name Manoach. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
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