Parsha Naso: The Duties of the Levite Families, Purification of the Camps, Wrongfully keeping another’s property, Sotah, Nazir & the Priestly Blessing.
Parsha Masei: Recounting of the travels from Egypt to the plains of Moav, division of the land, Cities of Refuge, inheritance rights.
Parsha Matos: Vows to Hashem, attack on the Midianites, Reuven and Gad’s request.
Parsha Pinchas: Pinchas is rewarded, a census is taken, the daughters of Zelophchad, Yehoshua chosen to succeed Moshe, sacrificial offerings to continue after entering Eretz HaKodesh.
I. SUMMARY A. Balak approaches Bilam. Balak, king of Moav, viewed with dismay the Israelites’ victory over Emor. Dreading an invasion of his own country, he formed an alliance with his former enemies, the Midianites. Balak then sent messengers to ask Balam, a noted sorcerer, to curse the Israelites. Balam asked the delegation to stay [...]