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Balaam: A Good Criminal Lawyer?

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Balaam: A Good Criminal Lawyer?

Rabbi Steinsaltz explores who Balaam is, why Balak chose him, and his place in the archaeological record. How do we reconcile Balaam being a flawed person who also possesses great gifts? And what about the donkey?
Chukat-Balak, Balak, Balaam

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Anonymous Tempe, AZ November 27, 2017

When was the wearing of tefillin begun? Reply

Mendel Adelman December 26, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

The wearing of Tefillin is a Biblical command (Deuteronomy 11:18). It therefore began immediately following G-d's instruction to do so by the Jews in the desert. Reply

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