The Drive of Destiny

Ohr Hachayim Numbers: Balak

The Drive of Destiny

“Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.” -Seneca

Bilaam son of Beor was a particularly nasty character. He was no friend of ancient Israelites and rabbinic commentaries depict him as a completely evil sorcerer who was eternally damned. Nonetheless, he reached the heights of prophecy and technically is said to have achieved the level of divination of Moses himself.

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