The Torah portion of Balak introduces Bilaam, the infamous heathen prophet.

In addition to being a sorcerer of darkness, he was also a great philosopher and humanitarian, and a glib spinmaster who fancied himself to be a close confidant of G-d.

This week’s Jerusalem Lights podcast examines the nature of this ancient prophet, who used words to hone antisemitism into a fine art, and his legacy in action today.