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Balaam: An anti-Semitic gentile necromancer and prophet. Commissioned by Balak, King of Moab, to curse the Israelites. Despite his attempts to comply with Balak's wishes, G-d only allowed blessings to emit from his mouth. He was eventually slain by the Israelites when they destroyed Midian.
Is leadership a set of skills, the ability to summon and command power? Or does it have an essentially moral dimension also?
Why was this nation immune from G-d's curses and wrath? Let's listen to what our enemy has to say on the matter...
On one side stood Moses, the greatest prophet of all time. On the other side was Balaam, the far-famed soothsayer. At stake was the most critical question in all creation: Does G‑d care about good and evil?
Moses rebukes and Balaam blesses -- sounds wrong, no?
Our purpose is to reveal the essence of the world, that it is His garden.
The private unit of a married couple is so holy that it is the foundation of the family and it leads to the coming of Moshiach.
The character of Bilam remains ambiguous, in both the Torah and subsequent Jewish tradition. Was he a diviner (reading omens and signs), or a sorcerer (practising occult arts)? Was he a genuine prophet, or a fraud?
Why did G-d make Bilam's donkey speak?
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