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Why Bilaam Matters: Book of Numbers, Chap 22

Ruth Walfish / February 13, 2013

We will try to understand what message the Torah is conveying in the Bilaam story. We will focus on the characters of Balak and Bilaam, as a way of ferreting out the theological and psychological dimensions of the narrative.




Ruth Walfish

Ruth Walfish is the head of the Tanakh Department at Efrata Teacher’s College in Jerusalem, and a consultant in Tanakh for the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar Ilan University. She has a PhD in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University. She serves on the editorial board of the Jewish Bible Quarterly, a journal published in Jerusalem dedicated to Tanakh studies.


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