Posts tagged Curses

Haazinu (Listen)

Haazinu

Deuteronomy 32:1-32 God gives Moses a song/poem to be read to the people. It recounts Israel’s past emphasizing the help of the Eternal. Then, it foretells the future consequences when the people stray from worship of God. In last week’s text we read that Moses gave the Israelites two documents that were to be read […]

Balak (King of Moab)

Balak

Numbers 22:2 to 25:9 Balaam, a noted gentile prophet in the time of Moses, is asked to curse the Israelite people so they will not be successful in potential conflicts. However, because of God’s power, he can only offer the words which God places in his mouth – words of praise and blessing. These blessings […]

Behar/Bechukotai – Torah In Hai...

Behar /Bechukotai

  The faithful are blessed … The faithless suffer curses … But still, forgiveness — Bechukotai begins with blessings (Leviticus 26:3-9): “If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments … I will look with favor upon you … and I will maintain My covenant with you … “ Then warns of curses (Leviticus […]

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