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Jews are the people of [the] book, but I'm more a person of movies. I'm trying to visualize the stories in the Torah, like directing a movie and I find it difficult with some.

In our story there are some facts that all interpreters I read seemingly ignore :

  1. The Jewish camp was situated at least a couple of miles from other nations borders. So if the men wanted to go out that would be a time-consuming adventure, not mentioning the danger (they could be killed one by one).

  2. The camp was pretty packed (a couple of millions on a couple of square miles area). So it's improbable that the ShiltzesMoabite women came straight to the camp either.

  3. All men (at least the tens of thousands that were killed) were grown-ups, most married with children. They should have been sexually satisfied (פת בסלו) and morally restrained by their families.

I can't imagine a real (non-methaphoricalmetaphorical) situation where tens of thousands of Jewish men can simultaneously have long-lasting affairs with gentile women.

Did anyone explain how that was possible?

Jews are the people of [the] book, but I'm more a person of movies. I'm trying to visualize the stories in the Torah, like directing a movie and I find it difficult with some.

In our story there are some facts that all interpreters I read seemingly ignore :

  1. The Jewish camp was situated at least a couple of miles from other nations borders. So if the men wanted to go out that would be a time-consuming adventure, not mentioning the danger (they could be killed one by one).

  2. The camp was pretty packed (a couple of millions on a couple of square miles area). So it's improbable that the Shiltzes came straight to the camp either.

  3. All men (at least the tens of thousands that were killed) were grown-ups, most married with children. They should have been sexually satisfied (פת בסלו) and morally restrained by their families.

I can't imagine a real (non-methaphorical) situation where tens of thousands of Jewish men can simultaneously have long-lasting affairs with gentile women.

Did anyone explain how that was possible?

Jews are the people of [the] book, but I'm more a person of movies. I'm trying to visualize the stories in the Torah, like directing a movie and I find it difficult with some.

In our story there are some facts that all interpreters I read seemingly ignore :

  1. The Jewish camp was situated at least a couple of miles from other nations borders. So if the men wanted to go out that would be a time-consuming adventure, not mentioning the danger (they could be killed one by one).

  2. The camp was pretty packed (a couple of millions on a couple of square miles area). So it's improbable that the Moabite women came straight to the camp either.

  3. All men (at least the tens of thousands that were killed) were grown-ups, most married with children. They should have been sexually satisfied (פת בסלו) and morally restrained by their families.

I can't imagine a real (non-metaphorical) situation where tens of thousands of Jewish men can simultaneously have long-lasting affairs with gentile women.

Did anyone explain how that was possible?

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Visualizing the story of Bnot Moav (Parashat Balak)

Jews are the people of [the] book, but I'm more a person of movies. I'm trying to visualize the stories in the Torah, like directing a movie and I find it difficult with some.

In our story there are some facts that all interpreters I read seemingly ignore :

  1. The Jewish camp was situated at least a couple of miles from other nations borders. So if the men wanted to go out that would be a time-consuming adventure, not mentioning the danger (they could be killed one by one).

  2. The camp was pretty packed (a couple of millions on a couple of square miles area). So it's improbable that the Shiltzes came straight to the camp either.

  3. All men (at least the tens of thousands that were killed) were grown-ups, most married with children. They should have been sexually satisfied (פת בסלו) and morally restrained by their families.

I can't imagine a real (non-methaphorical) situation where tens of thousands of Jewish men can simultaneously have long-lasting affairs with gentile women.

Did anyone explain how that was possible?