Chukat – Balak (Numbers 19:1−22:1, 22:2−25:9)
This Week’s Torah Portion: Chukat – Balak (Numbers 19:1−22:1, 22:2−25:9)
Our Haftorah is from Micah. The following verse is part of the beautiful tapestry that hangs in front of the Waller Chapel at The Temple:
“God has told you, human being, what is good:(Micah 6: 8)
and what does Adonai demand from you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God”
Micah is answering the people that claim that they are following what God demands from us. They are keeping all the rituals and observing all the cultic parts of our tradition.
Micah tells us that Adonai demands more than that from us! Adonai, first and foremost, wants us to behave with Justice, compassion, and mercy towards our fellow humans.