A tongue-tied wizard. A talking donkey. An enraged king. Game of Thrones? Aesop's Fables? No, it's this week's confounding (at least for Shabbat mom) parsha Balak.
Balak, king of the Moabites, is terrified (with good reason) that the approaching Israelites will destroy his kingdom. He calls upon Balaam (a wizard of sorts) "son of Beor in Pethor" to "'Come then, put a curse upon this people for me, since they are too numerous for me...'"
G-d appears before Balaam a