Rabbi Lisa S. Greene

Rabbi Lisa S. Greene is a member of the clergy team at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, IL.

Balaam’s Talking Ass

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

June 20, 2013
The parashah for this Shabbat is a fundamentalist’s nightmare. This week we read the lollapalooza grand­dad­dy of all the off-the-wall Bible stories. It’s so preposterous it makes splitting the Red Sea look like child’s play. This week Balaam, the seer, is riding on his she-ass to deliver a paid-for-in-ad­vance imprecation...