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Dialogue with the Divine During Korach’s Rebellion
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Introduction Abundant Ambiguity After accusing Moshe and Aharon of raising themselves above the nation of Israel (“עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל”), Korach and his 250 men (“קֹרַח וְכׇל עֲדָתוֹ“) assemble at the Mishkan to participate in the incense test, designed to establish who has been chosen by Hashem. The Torah then records a series of verses which include […]
Korach 5769: Juggling Jealousy
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In this shiur on Parshat Korach, Mrs. Shira Smiles analyzes Korach’s downfall, and how to balance positive jealousy, which spurs one to greater heights, and unhealthy comparisons, which result in disparaging others without self-improvement.
Fools Rush In
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And Korach, the son of Yitzhar, the son of K’hat, the son of Leyve, with Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eliav, and Ohn, the son of Pelet, sons of Reuven, took men and they rose up before of Moshe, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty men.  They were princes […]
Parshas Korach
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Korach’s rebellion is based upon the fact that the entire Klal-Yisroel witnessed Divine Revelation. Korach’s philosophy revolves upon the entire nation’s holiness. Korach’s claim is that the entire nation is an exalted body. Therefore, why is Moshe Rabeinu keeping himself as ‘King’, and why is he busying himself appointing Aharon as Kohen Gadol? Korach seems […]
It’s All From HaShem: Parshat Korach
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As we plead to Hashem for the safe return of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, the three kidnapped Israeli yeshiva students, it is important to remember a very important lesson learned from the rebellion of Korach: everything is from Hashem! Josh Cohen is the Alumni Coordinator for West Coast NCSY as well as […]