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An Anatomy of Betrayal II
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Why do we see the same 2 people, Datan and Aviram, keep causing trouble – in Egypt when Moshe confronts Pharaoh, at the sea, with the mahn, with Korach? What makes them tick? History repeats itself… Delivered at the OU Israel Center, 29 Sivan  5778 (June 12, 2018) Download the mekorot here
Egocentricity or Envy?
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Korach, a leader in the tribe of Levi, gathered to him Dothan Aviram and another 250 men and challenged Moshe’s authority as Hashem’s representative in appointing Aharon to be the High Priest. When Moshe sees he can make no headway with Korach, Moshe sends for […]
The Danger of Machlokes
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“…Dosson and Aviram went out upright at the entrance of their tents with their wives, children, and infants.” – Num. 16:27 The Rebellion Korach, carried away by jealousy, led two hundred and fifty men in rebellion against Moshe and HASHEM. These were all great individuals; they had all witnessed Moshe going up to Har Sinai […]
Better They Learn from Me
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Conflict resolution is one of the most important tasks in human relations at every level. Open up any newspaper, and you will read of school children bullying each other, of married couples who are in bitter conflict, of political parties enmeshed in verbal warfare, and of nations literally at war. What are some of the […]
Any Dispute for the Sake of Heaven
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Two couples, both new parents, enjoyed a rare evening out.  They naturally spoke about parenthood, with its many joys and challenges.  When one of the mothers asked the other how their baby was sleeping, the other replied, “through the night without a peep.”  The husband of the first mother looked at her incredulously and said, […]
Moshe, the Real Deal – part 1
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And Korach, the son of Yitzhar, the son of Kahat separated himself, along with Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eliav, and Ohn, the son of Pelet – the sons of Reuven.  And they arose before Moshe, along with two hundred fifty men of distinction from the Children of Israel – princes of the congregation, […]
Korach: Biblical “Coalition Politics”
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This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag What did Korach ‘TAKE’? For some reason, the Torah prefers not to tell us. Likewise, Korach definitely had many complaints, yet Chumash never clarifies what he proposed instead. In fact, as we study Parshat Korach, we will notice how many other […]