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Wednesday, 14 Tamuz, 5779 - July 17, 2019
Summary of Today's Chumash
In the fourth aliyah Bilam goes with Balak and they build seven altars and make sacrifices to G-d. G-d puts a message in Bilam's mouth and he blesses the Jews saying that he cannot curse a people that G-d doesn't curse, that they are a nation dwelling in peace, and not counting itself among the nations. He ends by wishing that his end be like theirs. Balak, who hired him to curse the Jews, complains, and Bilam tells him that he can only say what G-d tells him to say.