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The Avarbanel here explains that god did that to warn bilam and make him understand that just as he can put whatever he wants in the ass's mouth , so he will do with bilam's mouth
Rabbeinu Bechayei on Pirkei Avot 5:8 expands on the Mishnah citation that among the 10 things created during twilight prior to the start of Shabbat, is the mouth of the donkey that spoke to Bil'am. He states that all 10 things in the list were created for the honor of Israel. The main idea to be learned is that the donkey doesn't speak on its own, but ...
As mentioned in @gershongold 's link, the Rema (Orach Chaim 239: 2) writes: וְיִקְרָא קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע סָמוּךְ לְמִטָּתוֹ, וְאֵין אוֹכְלִים וְשׁוֹתִים וְלֹא מְדַבְּרִים אַחַר קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע שֶׁעַל מִטָּתוֹ, אֶלָּא יִישַׁן מִיָּד That is, after reciting kriyat shma in bed one doesn't eat, drink, or speak, but rather sleeps immediately. Also cited are ...
This is somewhat similar to the famous Mi Sheberach for those who don't speak during prayers, compiled by the Tosafot YomTov after it was revealed to him in a dream that the ת"ח ות"ט crusader pogroms were a punishment for talking in shul. It is meant to be said after the Torah reading on Shabbat. It says: מי שברך אבותינו, אברהם יצחק ויעקב, משה ואהרן, ...
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