Balak – Torah In Haiku

Some familiar words …
The start of a morning prayer …
Spoken by Balaam —-

The opening verse of Mah Tovu, part of the morning worship service, can be found in this week’s portion. Balaam is hired to curse Israel, but can only speak words of praise – “How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, and your tabernacles, O Israel!” (Numbers 24:5)


Ed Nickow | The Torah In Haiku

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