Parashat Balak

Parashat Balak: A Good Eye

As the curtain falls on a particular life story, the instinct is to construct a narrative that amplifies their better qualities.

The ‘Worst’ Torah Portion

Worlds are created -- and destroyed -- through words.


Jealousy can paralyze us and force us to define ourselves by another person's successes.

Open Your Eyes

The prophet Balaam's curse, which becomes a blessing, is a reflection of the relationship between God and the Israelites.

Wise Choices and Strong Internal Resources

Balak: A resource for families

Haftarah for Balak

God tells the people of Israel what He really wants.

Parashat Balak Quiz

Learn more about the weekly Torah portion.

The Gift of Speech

What Balaam's donkey and under-represented minorities have in common.

No and Maybe

We cannot slip into loopholes and forego responsibility.