Bilaam, the heathen prophet, thought to curse Israel by pointing out her shortcomings. Paradoxically, his attempt to smear Israel only served to highlight the love between G-d and His people, which is not diminished by her occasional transgressions.
Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9)
Parashat Balak is read on Shabbat:
Tammuz 14, 5770/June 26, 2010
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