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 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.