Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

The consolidated communities of Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Community Center

Shabbat Balak 5781

Parshat Balak is most famous for its four-legged character. A Torah portion with a talking donkey should certainly be ripe for creative interpretation! As you read this week’s portion, see if you can find the connection to these songs:
 
The late Chris Cornell and Soundgarden
 
For King and Country
 
Pat Benatar
 
Blind Melon reconstituted with new vocalist
 
The ultimate New Yorker, Billy Joel
 
Classic Carlos Santana
 
Now that we are coming back to shul in person, I will be revealing the connections in the break between Minhah and Ma’ariv. Join us in person in the sanctuary, or virtually on the livestream, at PM.
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom, and as always, good health,  
 
Rabbi David Wise
 
Candle lighting: 8:12 PM
Torah Reading: Numbers 22:2-25:9
Triennial: Numbers 22:2-38
Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8