Why Include Parshat Balak In The Torah?
- Rabbi Barry Gelman
- Jul 17, 2019
- 30 min 52 sec
The story of Balak is the only major event in the Torah (from the book of Shmot until the end) that does not include participation by Bnei Yisrrael (or a member of Bnei Yisrael). Why include the story at all? We also address the question of why God had to "work" so hard to make sure Bilam did not curse the Jewish people. What difference would it have made if Bilam uttered the cures? This class includes a great story about Rav Aaron Lichtenstein z"l.