The Unique Element of Korach’s Rebellion

May 31, 2013, by

Now Korach, the son of YItzhar, the son of K’hat, the son of Levy, with Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eliav, and Ohn, the son of Pelet, sons of Reuven, took men. And they rose up before Moshe, with certain men of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty men – princes of […]

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Parshat Korach: Not for the Sake of Heaven

June 22, 2012, by

The Mishna in Pirkei Avot teaches that there are two forms of arguments, those that are for the sake of heaven, and those that are driven by ulterior motives. The challenge is to distinguish between them, which is no simple task. In our Parsha, Korach demands equality for all. On the surface he presents a […]

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Korach’s Rebellion against the Authenticity of Halachah

June 17, 2012, by

And they gathered against Moshe and Aharon and they said to them: You have enough! For all of the nation – every member – are sacred and Hashem is among them. Why have you lifted yourselves above the congregation of Hashem? (Sefer BeMidbar 16:3) 1. The issue of conflict between Moshe and Korach Parshat Korach […]

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Parshat Korach: The Status of the Censers

June 16, 2012, by

“And Hashem spoke to Moshe saying: Say to Elazar, the son of Aharon, the Kohen, that he should pick up the censers from the burned area and throw the fire away, because they have become sanctified – the censers of these who sinned at the cost of their lives. And they shall make them into […]

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