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Balak

Balak

Balak
Numbers
22:2−25:9

Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. - Numbers 22:2

Summary: 
  • Balak, the king of Moab, persuades the prophet Balaam to curse the Israelites so that he can defeat them and drive them out of the region. However, Balaam blesses the Children of Israel instead and prophesies that Israel's enemies will be defeated. (22:2-24:25)
  • God punishes the Israelites with a plague for consorting with the Moabite women and their god. The plague is stayed after Pinchas kills an Israelite man and his Midianite woman. (25:1-9)

When do we read Balak?

2018 Jun 30
/17 Tammuz, 5778
  • Torah for Tots

    …Blessed are they who bless you, accursed are they who curse you.

    -Numbers 24:9

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