Parashat Balak Summary

a donkey for Bilam - parashat Barak summary

Parashat Balak is the seventh parasha in Sefer Bamidbar (also known as Numbers). In some years it is combined with the sixth parasha, Parashat Chukat.

This parasha is verses Bamidbar 22:2 – 25:9, for a total of 104 verses.

Here is a brief summary for each aliyah.


Rambam and Marriage

Rambam Maimonides Stamp

This week my wife and I celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary.

I won’t claim everything has always been perfect. “And they lived happily ever after” only happens in fairy tales.

However, since we’ve reached this milestone, I think I’ve got some license to share a wedding idea with you.


Parashat Devarim 5776


Perseid meteor shower and Rashi

Each summer around the middle of August the Earth passes through the trail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

This is what is called the Perseid meteor shower. In a regular year there will be about 100 meteors per hour.

Space watchers are predicting significantly more meteors this year. Why? Because the Earth will be passing through comet trails from several past years.