Parashat Chukat-Balak / פרשת חֻקַּת־בָּלָק
Read in Israel on / 3 Tamuz 5782.
Parashat Chukat-Balak is the 39th and 40th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.
Torah Portion: Numbers 19:1-25:9
Parashat Chukat sets out the laws of corpse contamination (tumat hamet) and purification with the water of lustration prepared with the Red Cow (פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה, parah adumah, also called the “Red Heifer”). It also reports the deaths of Miriam and Aaron, the failure of Moses at the Waters of Meribah, and the conquest of Arad, the Amorites, and Bashan. In Parashat Balak, Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, tries to hire Balaam to curse Israel, Balaam's donkey speaks to Balaam, and Balaam blesses Israel instead. 
Haftarah: Micah 5:6 - 6:8 · 17 p’sukim
List of DatesParashat Chukat-Balak is read in Israel on:
- The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
- Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
- "Chukat from Wikipedia" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
- Wikimedia Foundation Inc.