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"And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites." Bamidbar 22:2

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This week’s torah portion, Balaq (Balak) contains the very first occurrence of the word Satan in the bible.  Listen as Yoel explains the history of the word and the character.

Torah Portion Balaq: Numbers 22:2-25:9

Questions and Topics in this Discussion:

  • Dualism
  • Is Bil’am a Prophet or Sorcerer?
  • Usage of the Word Satan
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Qumran Community and the Dead Sea Scrolls

This Week’s Haftarah

Micah 6:8, Balak, balaam, haftarah
From Micah’s prophecy to Israel, Yoel examines Cultural influence/Cultural Imperialism, YHWH’s legal plea against Israel, as well as a critical and deadly mistake people make in trying to understand the bible in this week’s haftarah Balaq.

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