An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Balaam the prophet of Moab is hired to curse the People of Israel. Instead he offers blessings.
In Numbers 24:5 we read Mah Tovu ….
How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!
Each morning we have an opportunity to say these words and live out Balaam’s experience: surveying the world and choosing between blessing and curse. One little line is all it takes to spark a great conversation and lots of learning.
We should study this text because:
a) It’s an amazing story with a spiritually-aware talking donkey!
b) We should reflect on the words we say and stories we tell and pivotal moments in our day.
c) We have to ask; can we turn curses into blessings or turn the blessing of others into a blessing for ourselves?
Rabbi Michael Birnholz arrived at Temple Beth Shalom in Vero Beach in 2002 following his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Over the almost 20 years that Rabbi Birnholz has been in Indian River County, he and his family have had a chance to grow in body, mind and spirit right along with Temple Beth Shalom.
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