This week’s Torah portion describes some very random stories – like another census of the nation, and the daughters of Zelophehad appealing to Moses for a portion of land. Then, suddenly, the stories culminate with God telling Moses about his pending death. Why does the Torah group all of these stories together, and does it […]
Meir Elkabas (Breslov Research Institute) discusses this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Pinchas with insights from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, who explains that just like Pinchas acted boldly and stood up for Hashem’s honor, we too may have times in our lives where we have to stand up and risk it all for the sake of […]
This week, we ask an incredibly broad question: What is the purpose of the nation of Israel in this world? To answer this, Rabbi Fohrman points out a fascinating connection between the three blessings Balaam (accidentally) gives the nation of Israel and the three blessings God gives to Abraham in Genesis. These links, Rabbi Fohrman […]
This Blog is compiled from Parashat and Haftorat Balak:
Parahah from TORAH: NUMBERS 22:2-25
Haftorah from PROPHETS: MICAH 5:6-6:8
In Jewish synagogue services the Torah is read in 52 weekly Parashot sections consecutively every year. The insight of the Jewish Sages in having paired up each Parashah with a section from the Prophetic books of the Tanach is astounding. This becomes evident from the fact that this pairing up does not change annually and it is eerie how these readings are ever so often echoed by leading international news events of that same week to confirm the accuracy of Bible prophecy. In general, These Haftorahs encapsulate and expound on the theme of the Parshah for the week.
Unfortunately, while commentaries on the Parashot abound weekly (on Internet these days), reviews of the Haftorot do not receive the same prominence generally. Haftorat Balak this week (from the book of the Prophet Micah), has a specially important concluding Message for the Time that we are living in.
By Rabbi Chaim richman, The Temple Institute Parashat Korach Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 Haftarah Korach 1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22 DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that we place here are mostly not connected in any way to KOL HATOR and may well not share our views and interpretations. We do however […]
Texts: Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 || 1 Sam. 11:14 – 12:22 (Haftarah) NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavours to search for and accentuate the Torah Messages contained in the Parashot as applicable to the main Theme of Tanach of the Return of the House of Israel, i.e. the Lost Ten Tribes of […]
Shelach Lecha 5780; By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks; aish.com Parashat Shelach Numbers 13,1-15,41 Haftarah Shelach Joshua 2,1-24 DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that we place here are mostly not connected in any way to KOL HATOR and may well not share our views and interpretations. We do however thank them […]
This week, we read about the tragic sin of the spies. It’s a very frustrating story. Every time we read it, just as the spies are about to give their report, we want to scream out, “NO – DON’T DO IT!” How could they have doubted God? How could they have sinned so egregiously? (Aleph […]
Meir Elkabas discusses this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Shelach. Reb Meir explains the holiness of the Land of Israel, and how a Jew should strive to truly come to the Holy Land, live as Jew, and become a part of the land. DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that we […]
Chaim Kramer discusses the weekly Torah portion, Parshat Shelach, and explains how lashon hara, negative talk, slander against other people and the spies complaints and bad reports against the Land of Israel, sowed destruction, and gives examples relevant today, especially the news media. DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that […]
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