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Balak
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Sorcerers and Prophets While a sorcerer tries to "use" God to achieve his own will, a prophet attempts to accomplish God's will. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "How Good Are Your Tents, Yaakov..." Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein What Does the Lord Require of You? The haftara for Parashat Balak (Mikha 5:6-6:8) introduces us to a new prophet whom we have not previously encountered, and he is the last prophet to join the list of prophets from whose prophecies the haftarot are taken. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Daily Sacrifices Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Permissiveness in Ancient and Modern Garb Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Action and Laziness in Divine Service And, behold, one of the people of Israel came and brought to his brothers a Midianite woman in the sight of Moshe, and in the sight of all the congregation of the people of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the Tent of Meeting. (Bemidbar 25:1-6) It is understandable why Moshe and the elders were crying. Before their eyes was harlotry, both in the literal sense and in the figurative sense - the unfaithfulness of idolatry. The Torah explicitly connects idolatry and promiscuity in the aftermath of the sin of the golden calf (Shemot 34:15-16). Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein A Nation that Dwells Alone Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Our Eternal Battle with the Ideology of Pe'or The last section of our parasha tells the story of Am Yisrael succumbing to two sins: harlotry with the women of Moav and the worshipping of their deity. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "How Goodly are Your Tents, Ya'akov" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva