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Servant Leadership
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“You have gone too far! The whole community are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above God’s congregation?” (Num. 16: 3). What exactly was wrong in what Korach and his motley band of fellow agitators said? We know that Korach was a demagogue, not […]
Living the Dream; Ignoring Reality
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Opportunism, demagoguery, manipulation, jealousy, conniving, self-destruction: These are just some of the words that come to mind when considering Korach and his rebellion. Moshe’s leadership was challenged many times, both before and after the Exodus from Egypt. Usually, these attacks arose in times of crisis; scarcity of resources has a way of bringing out the […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Korach 5760
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. KOHEN – First Aliya – 13 p’sukim (16:1-13) “And Korach took”. Commentators suggest different meanings for this phrase: Korach took the Reuvenites with him in his rebellion against Moshe; Korach “took with words” (i.e. persuaded) others to join his rebellion. Korach “took apart” – […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Korach 5759
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya -13 p’sukim (16:1-13) “And Korach took”. [SDT] Commentators suggest different meanings for this phrase: Korach took the Reuvenites with him in his rebellion against Moshe; Korach “took with words” (i.e. persuaded) others to join his rebellion. Korach “took […]