Balak: Snuffing the Soulfulness Out of Relationship— A Lesson from The Hideous Ritual of Ba’l Peor Worship

Relationship is all-compassing, traversing all strata of the human condition: body, emotion, and spirit. However, it is so easy for it to lose

this richness and become debased and animalized. This can be teased out from a deeper understanding of Ba’l Peor- the grotesque avodah zara, coupled with the alluring snares of the B’nos Moav (Daughters of Moab).