Some thoughts and resources for exploring the Torah portion, Balak (rarely spelled differently, sometimes: Balaq), Numbers 22:2-25:9. This is part of a series of weekly “gathering sources” posts, collecting previous material on the weekly Torah portion, most originally part of a 2010 series called “Opening the Book.”
Balak is next read in most of the Diaspora the week of Shabbat July 20, beginning with mincha July 13.
Something to Notice: Seeing and Gazing
A Path to Follow: Moabites and Ammonites
Great Source: “Opening the Tent“
Language and Translation: Theme, Parable, Rhapsode
” The Tents and Dwellings and YOURS (and they’re plural)”