When one attempts to curse a blessed entity, the blessed remains blessed and the cursed remains cursed.
Balak, a Moabite king, hires Balaam, a wizard par-excellence, on retainer to curse the Jewish people. Balaam’s ride, his donkey, tells him that going down this path is not a very good idea. Three times, the prophet Balaam tries to curse the people, and three times he ends up blessing them. Some of the deepest prophecies and blessings, like the coming of the redemption, are issued from Balaam’s mouth. The Israelites are enticed by the daughters of Moab, idolizing immoral impurities. Pinchas slays a statesmen who publicly undermined the Jewish people and their purpose.
The Talking Donkey
The talking donkey in Parshat Balak reveals a phenomenon new to modern psychology— listening to our body’s voice, which carries messages, memories & power.Read More
42 Journeys Part 4
By not allowing our fears to consume us, we can learn to see them through, transform them to awe of the Divine and come out more powerful.Read More
Balaam: The Prophet Whose Curses Turned into Blessings
Lessons from a donkey to a prophet: how to transform negativity into positivity.Read More
Having a passion, a purpose with a sense of urgency, is healthy not just for the soul but for one’s physical body as well.Read More
How to Become More Secure
Join in a a sweeping and eye-opening workshop that takes us back to ruptures and upheavals that shook up the world two millennia ago, gleaning lessons from those events then, on how to build a more secure life and a more secure world.Read More
The Crack In Your Psyche: When Was Dissonance Born?
Is your life fragmented and splintered, with various voices and demands tugging you in different directions? Do you often feel like damaged goods? What can we do about it?Read More
The Subconscious of G-d
Our sages describe the age of Moshiach as a reality which “the heart does not reveal to the mouth,” where we will inhabit the “subconscious” of G-d.Read More
Does Life Ever End? – The Science of Immortality
Discover how to look at life and death in a new way, helping you tap into new reservoirs of energy, as well as transform death itself into a force of life.Read More
Chukat-Balak: What Can I Do About the Ongoing Killings in Israel?
This essay responds to the pervasive question: “What can I do about the deteriorating situation in Israel?” and offers an opportunity to sing together…Read More
Do You Like to Gossip?
Discover how our attraction to gossip can teach us volumes about our lives and our personalities. Learn to channel curiosity into a revolution for good.Read More