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Balak asks Balaam to go and curse the Israelites who were considered a holy people. God tells Balaam not to curse them, but Balaam goes anyway. Once the way, an angel stops Balaam and Balaam’s donkey warns him as well against cursing the Israelites. Balam ignores the warnings and keeps on going. Each time Balaam tries to curse the Jews another blessing comes out. Balak is furious. Balaam tells Balak a prophecy of what is to come. Sadly, this week’s Torah reading ends with the Jews sinning.

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