While the book of Bamdibar contains few commandments, Parashat Balak is the only portion in that book tocontain no commandments. Instead it tells the story of a King and a Soothsayer who join to destroy the Jewish people. Is there a relationship between the lack of commandments and the attempt to destroy the Jewish people? Some will say that without the commandments, people try to destroy us. Others will say that when it comes to destroying us, we are all targeted, regardless of how observant of the commandments we may or may not be. And both approaches have something important to teach us.