Dvar Torah Index – Parashat Balak

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Parashat Balak

פרשת בלק

This week, parashat Balak is read in Israel while the double parasha Chukat-Balak is read outside of the Holy Land.   For the sake of convenience and coherent indexing, we have still divided the Divrei Torah into two separate sections; however, where the Divrei Torah relate to both parshas at once, we have tried to note that.  And don’t forget…  If you like the indexes, please subscribe to receive email updates and help spread the word to all your friends:  if you’re looking for divrei Torah, look no further than Torah Place!

Best Divre Torah for Parashat Balak:

Parashat Balak with Rashi’s Commentary in Hebrew and English

Ackerman, R. David – The Outsider’s View

Amital, R. Yehuda – Our Eternal Battle with the Ideology of Pe’or

Antine, R. Nissan – External Threats and Internal Threats

Bar-Maoz, Yonah – The Power of Propaganda

Bazak, R. Amnon –  Bilaam’s Three Speeches

Beasley, R. Yaakov – The God Synthesis

new-icon21Ben Yashar, R. Menahem – Balak, Balaam, and the G-d of Israel

Berzon, R. Bernard – Practice What You Preach

Betzer, Dr. Tzvi – Balaam’s Oracle and Semitic Languages

Brovender, R. Chaim – “There is No Sorcery in Israel”

Brovender, R. Chaim – The Void Created by Divine Anger

Brovender, R. Chaim – “And They Took Kesamim in their Hands”

Buchwald, R. Ephraim- A Nation that Dwells Alone

Buchwald, R. Ephraim – The ‘Mazal Tov’ Conundrum

Buchwald, R. Ephraim – “How Goodly are Your Tents, O Jacob”

Buchwald, R.Ephraim – Taking the Law into One’s Own Hand

Chipman, R. Jonathan – Balak (Mitsvot)

Chipman, R. Jonathan – Balak (Torah, Haftarah, Midrash, Hasidism, Rambam, Psalms)

Chipman, R. Jonathan – Bilaam and the Akeidah

Cohen, R. Uri – God’s Laughter: Making fun of Balaam

Drillman, R. Solomon – HaRav Elchonan Wasserman z”l on Bilaam’s Sin

Elon, R. Mordechai – “The Mouth of the Donkey and Erev Shabbat”

Elon, R. Mordechai – “Regarding Sinat Chinam and Din Torah

Elon, R. Mordechai – Bilaam – The Man and the Memory

Etshalom, R. Yitzchak – Heroes and Villains

Feigelson, R. Josh – Echoes of Mahler in the Torah

Feigelson, Reb Mimi – God’s Postal Service

Freeman, R. Tzvi – Chassidut: Two Birds of Paradise

Frisch, Prof. Amos – Balaam’s Ass

Glickman, R. Ozer – Rise up Like Lions

Goldwicht, R. Meir – The Sin at Shittim

Granot, R. Tamir –  A Commentary on Bilam’s Prophecies

Grossman, R. Yonatan – The Zeal of Moshe, Nadav and Avihu, and Pinchas

Haber, R. Yakov – Every Person a Star

Haber, R. Yakov – Divine Communication: Two Different Types

Hattin, R. Michael – The Prophecies of Bil’am

Hattin, R. Michael – Bilam’s Final Prophecy

Hattin, R. Michael – Bilam the Prophet

Hattin, R. Michael – Remarkable Words of Bilam

Hattin, R. Michael – “A Star Shall Shoot Forth out of Yaakov”

Hattin, R. Michael – Requiem for Bilam

Helfgot, R. Nathaniel – Bilam vs. Pharoah

Hendler, R. Aryeh – Sfat Emet on Prophecy

Henschke, Prof. David – What Balaam Learned from his Ass

Israel, R. Alex – Is Bilam Evil?

Israel, R. Alex – Bilam: Direction, Potential, Fulfillment

Jacobs, Jonathan – Balaam and His Ass: The Significance of the Story

Kahn, R. Ari – Friends and Family

Kahn, R. Ari – The Evil Eye

Kahn, R. Ari – Balaam’s Curse

Kahn, R. Yair – I Will Bless Those Who Bless You

Klein, Dr. Alexander – Magic and Miracles, Asses and Angels

Koenigsberg, R. Noam – The Hidden Segula

Lamm, R. Norman – 6 Sermons Spanning 3 Decades on Parashat Balak

Lapin, R. David – Alligning Intellect with Intuition (registration site, free)

Leff, R. Zev – The Essence of the Jewish People

Leff, R. Zev –  The Bad Eye

Leibowitz, Nechama – Iyunim and Companion

Leibowitz, Nechama – Gilyonot – 5731 (1971)

Leibowitz, Nechama – Complete Gilyonot (in Hebrew)

Leibtag, R. Menachem – Questions and Shiur: Bilam – The Prophet and the Consultant

Leshem (Blobstein), R. Zvi – Activism and Passivity

Leshem (Blobstein), R. Zvi – The Metaphor of the Tents

Leshem (Blobstein), R. Zvi – Prophet or Sorcerer?

Leshem (Blobstein), R. Zvi – The Anger of Pinchas

Levine, Prof. Yitzhak – Did Balaam’s Ass Speak to Him?

Lichtenstein, R. Aharon – “Like a Great Lion – Who Shall Rouse Him”

Lichtenstein, R. Aharon – A Nation that Dwells Alone

Lichtenstein, R. Aharon – “How Goodly are Your Tents, Yaakov”

Lichtenstein, R. Aharon – Action and Laziness in Divine Service

Lichtenstein, R. Mosheh – What Does the Lord Require of You?

Loewe, R. Yehuda  (the Mahara”l) – The Gur Aryeh on Parashat Balak

Neuburger, R. Yaakov – Broadening Impact by Strengthening the Core

Riskin, R. Shlomo – On Cursing, the Good Eye, and the Evil Eye

Riskin, R. Shlomo – “From the head of the mountains do I see this people”

Riskin, R. Shlomo – The Mysterious and Miraculous Survival of Israel

Riskin, R. Shlomo – Who Influences Whom?

Riskin, R. Shlomo – Chastize the Ones You Love

Riskin, R. Shlomo – Prophecy vs. Sorcery

Rock, R. Yehuda – The Story of Ba’al Pe’or and Pinchas’s Act

*Sacks, R. Jonathan – The Hardest Word to Hear

Sacks, R. Jonathan – A People that Dwells Alone

Sacks, R. Jonathan – Adaptation of a Sicha by Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Samet, R. Elchanan – The Significance of the Story of Bilam’s Donkey

Samet, R. Elchanan – Bil’am and the Sin of Ba’al Peor

Schachter, R. Hershel – Moshiach, Moshiach, Moshiach!

Schneerson, R. Menachem Mendel – The Evolution of Pleasure

Shimon, R. Zvi – Succumbing to Seduction

Silverberg, R. David – Openings and Obligations

Silverberg, R. David – “I Will Advise You”

Sobolofsky, R. Zvi – Reading In Between the Lines

Sobolofsky, R. Zvi – To See and To Be Seen

Spiegel, Prof. Yaakov – “A Houseful of Money”

Spiegel, Prof. Yaakov – On Entering the Synagogue with a Knife or Weapon

Steinman, R. Yaacov – Moav’s Motivations

Student, R. Gil – What Kind of a Prophet was Bilaam?

Tabory, R. Binyamin – Bilam vs. Abraham

Tabory, Prof. Yosef – Balaam’s Oracles and the Shema

Vargon, Prof. Samuel – “The Remnant of Jacob Amidst the Nations” (Micah 5:6-6:9)

Waxman, R. Chanoch – For God is not a Man…(23:19): On Blessing and Betrayal at the Plains of Moav

Wein, R. Berel – If Balak and Bilaam Were Here Today…

Wein, R. Berel – Uses and Misuses

Wein, R. Berel – Our Achilles’ Heel

Wein, R. Berel – Ph.D. in Morals

Weiss, R. Avi – The Power of Love to Conquer Hatred

Yarhi, Dr. Raphael – From Pagan Magician to Prophet

Yudin, R. Benjamin – Paradise Found!

Yudin, R. Benjamin – Prerequisites for the Class