Five Quick Divrei Torah on Balak 5781

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by R. Gil Student

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In less than ten minutes: 1) Divrei Shaul on the limits of Bilam’s powers, 2) Maharal on whether Hashem fooled Bilam, 3) Rav Avraham Grodzinski on why Bilam’s donkey was killed, 4) Kesav Sofer on the importance of Yom Tov over Shabbos, 5) Rav Shmaryahu Shulman on the importance of a strong start in the morning

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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