Balaam

Students of Abraham: Pirkei Avot 5:19

Jun 17, 2021Comments off

Whomever possesses the following three traits is considered among the disciples of our patriarch Abraham; and whomever possesses the opposite three traits is considered among

Parashat Balak: Turning a Curse into a Bles...

Jul 06, 2012No Comments

In this week’s Torah portion we read how Balak, King of Moab, hired Balaam, an expert sorcerer, to curse the Jewish people, in an attempt

A living movie

Jun 20, 20131 Comment

Instantaneous vision The sages teach us that Balaam could capture the one instant in the day when God is wrathful. When Balaam succeeded in cursing

Keen Eyesight Isn't Necessarily Good Eyesig...

Jul 16, 20113 Comments

The Torah lists by name the non-kosher birds. One of them is the ra'ah, literally "the seer." The sages explain: It stands in Babylonia and sees

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