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Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)

The comments below were first posted July 4, 2014. IGP While looking for this week’s jokes, I saw a description of Balak, King of Moab, as “a few noodles short of a kugel.”  Not very bright.  He’s in a panic after … Continue reading

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Balak (Num. 22:2 – 25:9)

Balak is an odd Torah portion.  Except for the last 9 verses, it’s as if, now that we’re on the banks of the Jordan, we can stop for a bit of entertainment.  The Israelites aren’t even participants for three whole … Continue reading

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Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)

While looking for this week’s jokes, I saw a description of Balak, King of Moab, as “a few noodles short of a kugel.”  Not very bright.  He’s in a panic after hearing about the Israelites’ recent, nearby military victories, and … Continue reading

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