Shabbat Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)

At it’s heart, Balam may be a portion about doggedly pursuing a course of action despite all outside factors.

  • Balam travels to curse the Israelites, despite an angel standing in his way
  • The angel isn’t easily dissuaded either, not allowing Balam to pass until a message has been delivered.
  • The king Balak continues in his course to curse the Israelites even though Balam keeps spouting blessings each time.

So, limited only by your creativity and the category of food which you have been assigned, please bring “stubborn” food. Like Torah itself, how a food could be “stubborn” is for you to interpret.