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“…How beautiful are your tents, Yaakov!…” – Bamidbar 24:3 מַה טֹּבוּ אֹהָלֶיךָ יַעֲקֹב – במדבר כד, ג What was the beauty that Bilaam saw in Bnei Yisrael’s tents?…
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What Balak is about: a frightened king and a greedy prophet, a sword-wielding angel and a talking donkey, curses transformed into blessings and a messianic prophecy, a plague provoked by pagan debauchery and a zealot who saves the day. But also: the connection between Balaam and Laban, the Moabite ancestry of Moshiach, the duality of Jacob and Israel, the evolution of pleasure and the offal-worship of Peor.