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Balak

Recommended for ages 12+

What’s a cartoon series without talking animals? Thank God the Bible includes a loquacious donkey.

Join Rabbi Andy Shapiro Katz for the gutsy, brainy story of a donkey who knew better than its rider.

 

Gratitude for the Parshat Balak Animated Short

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) video is Episode 40 from Parshat Balak (בָּלָק — Hebrew for “Balak,” a name of the son of Zippor from the book of Numbers 22:2-25:9.) Jewish interpretation is often very specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the interpretations in this series explores the array of thoughts that our diverse set of storytellers and contributors have on Torah. To see more of the videos in this series, please take a look at our collection here on our site.

A very special thank you to each of the writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators that contributed to this particular animated interpretation of Parshat Balak including Tim Cosgrove, Nick Fox-Gieg, Liesje Kraai, Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth, and Rabbi Andy Shapiro Katz. Additional thanks to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast Parashat haShavua animated series.

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