Welcome to Torah PORTIONS!

An online hub for learning and studying the weekly Bible portions from the Torah


Torah PORTIONS seeks to encourage Christians to become familiar with the five books of Moses. On these pages you can follow, read and hear the weekly portions from the Torah. We have created the structure of PORTIONS as a hub for teachers and students to link up, share with one another, and to focus on the weekly Torah portion.


Parasha: Balak

Never Argue with a Donkey

Balaam referred to himself as “the man whose eye is opened ... who sees the Almighty." His donkey disagreed with his self-assessment.

As Balaam set out for Moab, “God was angry because he was going” (Numbers 22:22). Why? Had not God Himself granted Balaam permission to go? Why did He become angry? The Almighty knew what was in Balaam’s heart. He knew that, despite all his exterior piety, Balaam intended to curse Israel and get the reward from Balak.

The Angel of the LORD blocked Balaam’s path three times. Each time, Balaam did not see the angel, but the donkey did. This is more than just good storytelling. The three incidents correspond to Ba...

Continue reading this at Torahclub.org »


The above is an excerpt adapted from Torah Club resources, an extensive program with commentary on the whole Bible, published in six editions.

Subscribe to the Weekly eDrash email, adapted from Torah Club, and get a short teaching from the Torah every week »


Torah Portions Schedule

Download or Order our free Torah Portions reading schedules for 5776 (2015-16).

Download the current schedule for the remainder of 5775 (2014-5)