Parashat Balak 5797 / פָּרָשַׁת בָּלָק

/ 14 Tamuz 5797

Parashat Balak is the 40th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 22:2-25:9

Balak tells the story of the Moabite king Balak, who hires Balaam to curse the Israelites. Balaam’s donkey speaks along the way, and Balaam ends up blessing the Israelites. The portion ends with a story about Israelite men sinning with Moabite women and the stabbing of an Israelite and a Midianite. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 22:2-12 · 11 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 22:13-20 · 8 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 22:21-38 · 18 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 22:39-23:12 · 15 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 23:13-26 · 14 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 23:27-24:13 · 17 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 24:14-25:9 · 21 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 25:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·
Triennial year 3
  1. 1: 23:27-30 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 24:1-9 · 9 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 24:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 24:14-19 · 6 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 24:20-25 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 25:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 25:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 25:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8 · 17 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 22:2-4 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 22:5-7 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 22:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Balak is read in the Diaspora on:

References

The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly
Parashat Balak from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.