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Parshat Chukat-Balak


5762 In the second of this week's double portion, Balak. the wicked anti-Semite, Bilaam, the arch-master of destruction is hired to eradicate the Jews by cursing them, but all he can manifest is blessings. In fact the clearest prophecies regarding the greatest blessing of all; Moshiach are found here.
5763 In the first of this week's two action-packed portions we find the law of the Red Heifer, the deaths of Miriam and Aaron, Moses' punishment for striking of the rock, the miraculous victory over Amorites and more. And in the second portion we read how G-d forced Bilaam the anti-Semitic, arch-sorcerer into blessing the Jews.
5769 This week's Torahportiontellsthe bizarre story of an evil sorcerer calledBilamwho almost destroyed the entire Jewish people (G-d forbid).
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