Balaam's Curses turn to Blessings

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Balak hated the Jews—but for good reason; in his estimation, they presented a mortal threat to him. Balaam, on the other hand, like so many anti-Semites throughout the ages, hated the Jews for no reason at all...
At each of their stops over their forty-year trek, the people made sure to erect their tents in a modest arrangement. Apparently, it was this exceptionally sensitive quality amongst them that made it impossible for Balaam to harm them.
Our role as Jews is to be an example. The Torah describes us, thousands of years ago, as expressing the virtues of modesty and privacy.
G‑d has given us something far, far superior to "Donkeyvision": the challenge of liberty and the gift of discernment...
Balaam blessed the Jews, praising the "goodliness of their tents." What was the malicious intent behind these words?
In this week’s portion, Balak, we read how the wicked Balaam sets out to curse the Jews, but in the end, G‑d has him bless them instead. Balaam goes on to foretell the coming of Moshiach. Why was the prophecy of Moshiach’s coming voiced by a wicked, Jew-h...
"He was one of the most inspiring teachers we've had," Ben said. "He managed to make us feel like we were in control of our studies and that we could do better or worse based on our choices."
What does "I see them from the head of rocks" mean?
The fascinating story of Balak and Balaam’s failed attempts to curse the Jewish people, in which a talking donkey and a sword-wielding angel also take starring roles.
The borderless war by terrorism is a new phenomenon, but its roots are age-old: an ideology of discontent that causes people to be disgusted by, and ultimately hate, cultures different than theirs.
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