June 20, 2021 ✦ 10 Tamuz, 5781 ✦ Torah Portion: Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9 ✦ Haftorah: Micah 5:6-6:8 Torah Portion This Week: Balak TorahMedia Audio Come Learn With UsJoin users worldwide searching for Jewish educational resources: Weekly Torah Portion, Jewish Holidays, Classic Jewish Texts, and Jewish Topics of Interest Recent Additions Torah Portion & Holidays The Gravity of GravityBy Rabbi Label LamChukas, Dvar Torah, BeginnerJune 17, 2021HASHEM spoke to Moshe and Aaron, saying: “This is the statute (CHOK) of the Torah which HASHEM commanded, saying, “Speak to the Children of ...read moreThe Power of One to Purify the ManyBy Rabbi Yissocher FrandChukas, Rav Frand, IntermediateJune 17, 2021These divrei Torah were adapted from the hashkafa portion of Rabbi Yissocher Frand's Commuter Chavrusah Series on the weekly portion: #1167 - "If read moreA New DayBy Shlomo KatzChukas, Hamaayan, IntermediateJune 17, 2021BS"D Volume 35, No. 35 9 Tammuz 5781 June 19, 2021 Sponsored by Martin and Michelle Swartz on the yahrzeit (12 Tammuz) of Martin's ...read moreHanding Over the MantleBy Rabbi Berel WeinChukas, Rabbi Wein, BeginnerJune 17, 2021The fate of the generation that left Egypt and came to the Sinai desert is finally sealed in this week's Torah reading. 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