David Block is the Content and Curriculum Developer at Aleph Beta, where he creates material which is on the forefront of Jewish education and educational technology. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University, where he also received an MA in Jewish History and an MS in Education, and is now a doctoral candidate in YU's Azrieli School of Education, while finishing his ordination at YU’s theological seminary. David was a featured presenter at Limmud NY, where he shared his curriculum on teaching the Holocaust through music. David serves as guest rabbi and scholar-in-residence at the Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach, and served as Educational Director for NCSY. He served as Associate Director of and sang in the Maccabeats, co-wrote and co-produced viral hits, such as “Candlelight,” and has performed in hundreds of Jewish communities around the world.
For the first time in a while, the main characters of this parsha are not the people of Israel. While the story of Bilaam and Balak are interesting, we wonder: the Torah isn’t an all-inclusive history book; why does the Torah tell us this story?.
Series: Aleph Beta: The Parsha Experiment
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