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Balak 5773 - When Donkeys Cry

June 21st, 2013

Remember the TV show Alice?  Apologies for swiping Flo's second most famous catch phrase, but it seems to fit with this week's Torah portion.  On the road to curse the Israelites, the pagan prophet Balam rides his donkey and encounters an angel.  His treatment becomes a cautionary tale for how we treat animals, yet what happens when bills are introduced to prevent people from reporting on such treatment and what might we do to further the words of our ancient teacher?

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