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Numbers Chapter 23 - Torah Reading for Balak

Updated: Aug 3, 2022



Verse 23:


וַיֹּ֨אמֶר בִּלְעָ֜ם לְבָלָ֗ק הִתְיַצֵּב֮ עַל־עֹלָתֶ֒ךָ֒ וְאֵֽלְכָ֗ה אוּלַ֞י יִקָּרֵ֤ה יְהֹוָה֙ לִקְרָאתִ֔י וּדְבַ֥ר מַה־יַּרְאֵ֖נִי וְהִגַּ֣דְתִּי לָ֑ךְ וַיֵּ֖לֶךְ שֶֽׁפִי׃

"Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your offerings while I am gone. Perhaps HaShem will grant me a manifestation, and whatever is revealed to me I will tell you.” And he went off alone. Rashi: PERHAPS THE LORD WILL HAPPEN TO MEET ME — Perhaps: He is not accustomed to speak with me by day.


There are many levels among the prophets. They receive their prophecy in a vision in a dream at night, or during the day. They do not have prophecy whenever they want. They need to direct their minds to God in happiness. Not so for Moses. He receive his prophecy while he was awake, and he could enter the Tent of Meeting to speak with HaShem if he wished.


And he could enter the Tent of Meeting to speak with HaShem if he wished.


Moses was the humblest man in the world, it was for this reason that he was worthy to receive the Torah and its details from HaShem.


It is through him that the Noahides received their 7 commandments and their details as an everlasting and unchanging law.


Any Noahide who accurately observes these 7 commandments because Moses the greatest prophet passed them on is a pious one of the nations.


Brought By Angelique Sijbolts

 

Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners en intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.


 

Sources

Seven Gates of Righteous Knowledge p. 51- 52

The Divine Code p.45

 

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