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Seeing Hope in a Broken World; a response to the recent tragedies in Israel by Rabbi Michael Cohen

At the beginning of this week’s parsha - Parshat Balak - the Jewish people are camped next to the territory of Moab. The king of that country - Balak - makes many mistakes over the course of this story, but his biggest mistake is having faith in Pagan powers. He tries to hire Balaam ben Beor to curse the Jews, thinking that through tricks and rituals he can supernaturally change the fate of a nation. Balak thinks Balaam a sorcerer - a person capable through magic to change the natural order. As our parsha makes clear, however, Balaam is not a sorcerer but a seer, a prophet of the future who can look at the world around him and announce God’s plan. Continue reading →

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