Why did Bilam wish for a death like the ‘death of the upright’ while he blessed the Jewish people?
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles teaches important lessons from Parshat Balak, specifically from the brachot/ blessings of Bilaam.
In this class (shiur) on Parshat Balak Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the intrinsic purity of every Jew. Although we may sometimes sin, our inner core remains unsullied and connected to Hashem.
Mrs. Shira smiles gives us insight into Parshat Balak.
Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how the licentiousness of the daughters of Moav lured the Jews into worshiping the Baal Peor.
Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes Bilaam’s first blessing to the Jewish People.
On Parshat Balak, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the use of the words “shalosh regalim,” when the donkey spoke to Bilam.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses the narrative of Parshat Balak, describing the failed efforts Bilam and Balak to curse the Jewish People, and the sin of Ba’al Pe’or.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the weekly Torah portion Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the hatred Balak and Bilaam had towards the Jewish People, based on the explanation of the Shem MiShmuel.
Mrs. Smiles discusses Parshat Balak.
The comparison, made by the Mishna, between Avraham and Bilaam teaches us a lifelong lesson in choosing to use our strengths in the right way.