Parashat Balak

Dvar Torah on Parashat Balak This week’s פרשה (Torah portion), בלק (Balak), is the source for one of our most famous prayers, מה טבו (Ma Tovu). Interestingly it was composed…

All Jews are responsible for one another

In the Talmud Bavli (Sh’vuot 39a), we read the aphorism: כל ישראל ערבים זה בזה. One possible translation of this teaching is, “All Jews are guarantors for one another.” Understood…