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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 (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)

This is a very odd Torah portion.  It’s one of a handful named for a non-Israelite and its featured character is another non-Israelite.  The Israelites do not appear until the last nine verses, (spoiler alert) which relate an episode of … Continue reading

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