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What Parsha is it this week?

Shabbat – Parshat Balak

Balak is the 7th parsha in sefer Bamidbar / Numbers.

Balak is the king of Moab. He saw what the Israelites did to Sihon and Og at the end of Parashat Chukat. He is concerned that the Children of Israel are about to also conquer his country. So Balak hires Balaam / Bilam to curse the Jewish people.

Parshat Balak is 104 verses from Bamidbar / Numbers 22:2 – 25:9.

Here is a summary of Parshat Balak.

Haftarah – Parshat Balak

Micah 5:6 – 6:8

There is a direct connection to Parashat Balak in verse Micah 6:5: “My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam / Bilam son of Beor answered him; from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous acts of God.”

Candle Lighting Time for Selected Cities

This week Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday, Jul 19, 2024.

The Hebrew date is 14 Tammuz 5784.


  • Jerusalem 7:04
  • Tel Aviv 7:26
  • Haifa 7:17
  • Beer Sheva 7:24

United States

  • Chicago 8:02
  • Los Angeles 7:44
  • Miami 7:55
  • New York 8:04


  • Antwerp 9:29
  • London 8:48
  • Paris 9:27
  • Warsaw 8:27
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