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Sunday, 11 Tamuz, 5778 - June 24, 2018
Summary of Today's Chumash
The first aliyah begins where last week's parsha Chukas left off, where the Jews have just conquered two kingdoms and acquired their land. Now Balak, who was the king of Moav, becomes aware of these victories of the Jews, which mean danger for him and his country. So he sent messengers to Bilam, who was known as a famous non-Jewish prophet, and asked him to curse the Jews. Bilam discusses the matter with G-d and G-d tells him not to curse the Jews.