The Torah Portion for this Shabbat is Balak

The Torah portion for this week’s Shabbat is Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9). It tells the story of how Balak, king of Moab, asks the prophet Balaam to curse the Israelites, but Balaam at God’s direction blesses them instead.The Haftarah is Micah 5:6-6:8. The prophet gives a series of short prophecies directed at the Israelites in exile, … [Read more…]