Bilaam: Prophet or Magician?
Was Bilaam a prophet or magician? One thing we know from the story is that at the end, he failed in his initial cursing but he did cause Bnei Yisrael to sin gravely. Join Mrs. Sarah Rudolph as she explores the curious character of Bilaam.
Sarah Rudolph is Director of TorahTutors.org. She is a freelance Jewish educator, writer, and editor and has been sharing her passion for Jewish texts of all kinds for over 15 years, with students of all ages. Sarah’s essays have been published in a variety of internet and print media, including Times of Israel, Kveller, Jewish Action, OU Life, The Lehrhaus, TorahMusings, and more. She is Editor-At-Large, Deracheha: womenandmitzvot.org. Sarah lives in Cleveland with her husband and four children, but is privileged to learn online with students all over the world.