Balak – בָּלָק (Numbers 22:2−25:9)
This Week’s Torah Portion: Balak – בָּלָק (Numbers 22:2−25:9)
“How fair are your tents, O Jacob,
Your dwellings, O Israel!” (Numbers 24:5)
This is the way we open our morning prayer. This was the blessing that Balak the Moabite magician who was ordered to curse Israel and ended up blessing us.
The Midrash explains, that even though we lived for 40 years in the wilderness in tents, meaning had no privacy at all, God made sure that every tent had full privacy. We were all together when needed and at the same time, we enjoy being alone and having our privacy.