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The Same Old Obstacles: Parshat Balak


It’s the same old story, as old as Scripture. Only the names have been changed: Do whatever needs to be done, and say whatever needs to be said, in order to attain this single goal: Keep the Jews out of the land of Israel, where, G-d forbid, they made do some good in the world! What was true for Bilaam  and Balak  of yore is true for all the strange bedfellows of today, who join forces in an ever increasingly desperate attempt to stop Israel from reintroducing G-d’s immanence into the world.


About the Author: Rabbi Chaim Richman is director of the International Department of the Temple Institute.


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