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Parashat Balak

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Parashat Balak

17 Tammuz, 5779 / July 20, 2019
Triennial Cycle III: Numbers 23:27-25:9
Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 899
Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8, page 915

  1. (23:27-24:9) Bilaam makes a third attempt. In this blessing, he says the famous words of the Mah Tovu.
  2. (24:10-25) Balak, infuriated, fires Bilaam. Bilaam throws in a fourth blessing, unsolicited, predicting Israel’s conquest of Moab.
  3. (25:1-9) The incident at Baal Peor.

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