Posted by: mosesfromsinai | July 2, 2017

Balak – Balak

This week’s Torah Reading is called Balak. He was a King who hired a talented Bilaam to help defeat the Jewish Nation. It did not work out, Boruch Hashem.

In the Torah we read, on Bilaam’s third attempt to curse the Jewish Nation, a line he said that we incorporate in the very beginning of our prayers.
“Mah Tovu Ohalecha Yaakov Meeshkinosecha Yisroel.” How goodly are your tents Yaakov your dwellings Yisroel. This was a positive statement that came from Bilaam’s mouth when he saw the beautiful modesty the Jewish people lived by.

Here was Bilaam, looking for negatives so he could curse the Jewish Nation and was overwhelmed by the sight of positive, beautiful modesty he witnessed the Jews living by.

Unfortunately we are indeed a nation in exile with enemies still. It remains, however, for our actions to be very positive so that even they, our enemies, are overwhelmed by our special, positive behavior. Today in an era of instant news we need to be scrupulous in all our actions to see that they are beautiful sanctifications of the Al-mighty.

This will ultimately lead to where we will have our 3rd Holy Temple and no further enemies.


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