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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 […]
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 […]