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Can You Learn from an Evil Person?

Letters and Numbers of Torah - Korach

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Can You Learn from an Evil Person?: Letters and Numbers of Torah - Korach

We are not to perpetuate the memory of the wicked, as the Book of Proverbs says (10:7), “The name of the evil person shall rot.” So why is the Torah portion of Korach named for an evil person? It is because of the positive lesson we can learn from Korach. But in order to do so, we must understand the three letters of his name.
Shin, Resh, Kuf, Korach, Korach, Parshah

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pedroq quz November 9, 2012

beuatiful words rebbi : you don't play.... great message Reply

J. Chauxner Santa Monica, CA June 21, 2012

Like dusty oil lamps found in least likely places When the Rabbi said: Perhaps there some dust... I couldn't hold back the tears. How many times has this come up in my experience to witness how cruel jews can be with other jews in cutting things far too short in regards to discernment.
To be at the door to only turn back; where upon opening one found no one there, was like a ding dong ditch on a soul. How many times have yiddishkeit experienced this type of passed over of missed opportunities? I would attribute it to someone who upon seeing a Marathon runner already placing past the finish line stopped running altogether and fell out of the race. What is the meaning of this sort of modesty? Could some be afraid of what might be on the other side? Is a soul really a time waste when life is precious? Reply

Rabbi Raskin looks at the hidden meanings of the sizes and numerical values (gematria) of the Hebrew letters in the weekly Torah portion.
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