How’s Your Donkey Vision? A Torah Thought for Parshat Balak by Moshe Feiglin
“And the donkey saw the angel of G-d” (from this week’s Torah portion, Balak, Numbers 28:25)
Sometimes even a donkey clearly sees what smart people can’t. It is no surprise. Human intelligence is always accompanied by human fault. Moreover, true wisdom is not possible without humility, currently known as intellectual honesty.
Even donkeys understood where the Oslo Accords would lead. The masses protested and warned of the consequences. But the eyes of the “wise” men were blinded and they were unable to see the drawn sword of the angel of reality who was standing in their path.
That is how it goes when human drives overshadow wisdom. Even a donkey will see what you can no longer perceive.