Parshat Balak: How did Bilam finally succeed?
How did Bilam succeed to bring about the near destruction of the Jewish nation? He was a "yodeah da'as elyon" & knew the secrets of Divine ruler-ship over this world. Nevertheless, his plan to defeat the Nation by means of cursing them was unsuccessful. Bilam realized that the Divine Being is protecting His people & his efforts to curse the people were in vain. Yet he pinpoints a moment in time which is propitious for a plan that will defeat the people. With this insight Bilam offers a recommendation to Balak which will threaten the very existence of the People of HaShem. What was so special about that moment? In this shiur, we will study the Asufas MaArachos by HaRav Chaim YaAkov Goldvicht, zatza"l and learn about how God rules this world.