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Parashat Chukat Balak

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov In this week’s Torah portion we read about the incident for which Moshe Rabeinu was punished and not permitted to enter Eretz Israel. On the fortieth year of the Exodus, right before Beni Israel entered the land of Israel, the well which provided Beni Israel with water suddenly dried up and the entire nation cried to Moshe for water. Of course this was a test for them. Unfortunately, they failed the test by complaining to Moshe asking him why he took them out of Egypt. They forgot that for 40 years G-d provided them with all their needs. As always, Moshe Rabenu prayed to Hashem. Hashem commanded Moshe to talk to the moving well…

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Parashat Chukat Balak