Sex, idolatry and defiance | A lesson from Balak

In sex, idolatry, and defiance | A lesson from Balak Rod Bryant discusses, that after the lofty description of the Israelites which we heard from Balaam in this week’s reading (chapters 22-24), the weekly portion concludes by telling us of the people’s sins in connection with harlotry and idolatry. G-d’s response was not long in coming (Num. 25:4):
The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the ringleaders and have them publicly impaled before the Lord, so that the Lord’s wrath may turn away from Israel.”

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