Praying, Blessing, Cursing: Balak

At the start of this parsha, the Hebrews are passing through Moab on the way to Canaan and the king of Moab, Balak, sees them and is afraid.  He sends messengers to the pagan priest, Balaam, and they say on behalf of Balak, There is a people that came out of Egypt; it hides the […]

One: A Kavannah for the Sh’ma

© Trisha Arlin Listen, there is the One-ness: The jealous and loving God of the Torah; The hidden God of the Holy of Holies;And the clever God of the Talmud;And the Kingly God of our Siddur.To this God we will make our offerings. The Unknowable God of the mystics;And the rational God of the philosophers;The […]

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