Hot answers tagged balak
This law applies only when we dwell in Eretz Yisrael (end of Chinuch 532). Since at that time they didn't live in Israel, the law of yefas toar was not in effect. Postscript: I found this answer in Sifsei Chachamim to Rashi, Bemidbar 31:50, as well as another answer: That a yefas toar is only permissible in a milchemes reshus, but this was a milchemes ...
Due to the fact that Rus came from him, who is the for-bearer of Dovid HaMelech and Mashiach. (Source, source.) Balak realized that everything is controlled by Hashem. (Source.)
Bilaam had free will - but he also had a heightened awareness of Gcd's presence. As a prophet he was acutely aware of Gcd's ability to punish; and he even got a "refresher course" on his journey, in the episode with his talking donkey. Compare it to this: You find a perfect spot to park - but it's there's a no-parking sign and a policeman standing nearby. ...
What Rashi actually says regarding Yisro is that a parasha was added because of him. Thus: יתר, על שם שיתר פרשה אחת בתורה (להלן פסוק כא) ואתה תחזה. [He was called] Jether (יֶתֶר) because he [caused] a section to be added (יִתֵּר) to the Torah [namely]: “But you shall choose” (below verse 21). This was drawn from the Sifrei on Behaalotecha. In the ...
Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible