How To Be Honest With Ourselves

A Lesson Of Fact And Fiction From King Balak Of Moab

Rivky Stern
Rivky Stern
Executive Producer


We all think of ourselves as rational people. When we make decisions about our opinions, we rely on evidence and data to arrive at those beliefs. And, if someone showed us evidence to the contrary - that we were looking at false data, or reading fake news - we'd backtrack, right?

With all of the talk about fake news and alternate facts, this question has become surprisingly relevant and important today. And, wouldn’t you know it, the story of Balak, the king of Moab, deals with this question head-on, and gives us a deep insight about how we reckon with reality.

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