Korach Videos

The Great Debate The Great Debate
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The Great Debate
Week In Rejew: Korach
Jono writes, directs, stage manages, and performs two roles in a one-act play depicting a debate between Moses and Korach, a man who challenged the Leadership of Moses and Aaron
Is Life an Optical Illusion? Is Life an Optical Illusion?
Parshat Korach
Why were the sinful pans of rebellious mutineers transformed into a holy altar? Perhaps to teach us how to transform our perspective on how we view each other.
A Wife’s Influence A Wife’s Influence
How one man’s wife saved him from a dismal fate, and the lesson for us all.
Looking for Leadership Looking for Leadership
Growing Weekly: Parshat Korach
Understanding the fallacy in Korach’s argument of rejection of leadership in Judaism.
When to Argue When to Argue
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When to Argue
Practical Parshah - Korach
The Sages tell us that the argument of Korach in this week's portion was doomed to fail because it was "an argument that was not for the sake of heaven." What is an argument that is for the sake of heaven?
Who Was Korach? Who Was Korach?
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Who Was Korach?
Parshat Korach
Korach led a mutiny to usurp the position of kohen gadol (high priest) for himself. What did Korach understand—and misunderstand—about the greatness of serving G‑d as the high priest?
United... We Fall United... We Fall
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United... We Fall
Parsha Korach
How Korach, who championed equality, became the symbol of divisiveness. And how the Divine punishments visited upon Korach and his band are the natural consequences of their failed rebellion. (Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Sicha 3)
Please Don’t Turn To Them! Please Don’t Turn To Them!
Parsha Korach
Korach’s audacious claim that Moses and Aaron self-appointed themselves to positions of leadership was put to the test with an invitation to offer the sacred incense together with Aaron. Moses then petitions G-d not to accept their offering. But why would Moses make such a request if he knew with absolute certainty that Aaron’s appointment would be vindicated by G-d? The answer lies in a deeper understanding of the interplay between the individual and community. (Likutei Sichos , volume 33)
The Power of the Proxy The Power of the Proxy
Three levels in shelichut (agency)
This class presents three views on the relationship between the principal and the agent, and draws an illuminating parallel to our spiritual service of G-d. (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 33 parshas Korach)
What Is an Argument for the Sake of Heaven? What Is an Argument for the Sake of Heaven?
When division becomes a virtue
Our Sages declare that Korach and his followers are the symbol of divisiveness that "will not ultimately endure"; whereas the dissenting views of Hillel and Shamai represent a virtuous difference of opinion "that will ultimately endure". But why would argument of any kind, especially one that endures forever, be considered a virtue?! In answering this question, this class traces the origins of all conflicts and reveals the ultimate resolution to them all. (Based on the Maamar Vayikach Korach 5767)
Parshah Insights: Korach Parshah Insights: Korach
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Korach Parshah Mnemonics: Korach
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Korach contains 95 verses, and the mnemonic for it is the name Daniel. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Sunken, Scorched or Saved? Sunken, Scorched or Saved?
Parshah Curiosities: Korach
Moses assumed an unusually aggressive position when faced with the mutiny led by the wealthy, arrogant scoundrel Korach. This profound analysis of the classical sources explains why all the drama. The anti-Moses mob’s bitter-end came sooner than expected—as a “ground-breaking” event swiftly swallowed the rebels. This class concludes with the story of”the men who returned from hell” and other little-known fascinating facts and incredible insights that brilliantly illuminate the shadowy abyss into which those rabble-rousers disappeared.
Anatomy of a Jewish Rebellion Anatomy of a Jewish Rebellion
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Korach
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
Korach’s Rebellion Korach’s Rebellion
What, precisely, was his issue?
Learning the Haftorah: Korach Learning the Haftorah: Korach
The weekly portion from the Prophets
How to Set Proper Priorities How to Set Proper Priorities
A Taste of Text—Korach
Our to-do lists are filled with mundane and important chores, little and big things that all require our immediate attention. It can be difficult to keep our eyes on the big picture. Surprisingly, Korach teaches us an important lesson in how to keep our priorities in order.
When Is Conflict Healthy? When Is Conflict Healthy?
Good advice from my sports coach
Reflections on Reflections on "Hayom Yom": Sivan 26
We Are All Holy We Are All Holy
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We Are All Holy
Something Spiritual on Parshat Korach
Countering Two Types of Threats Countering Two Types of Threats
Something Spiritual on Parshat Korach
The devastation befallen Korach and his minions took on two different forms. This can be symbolic of the two challenges we face as a people.
Can You Learn from an Evil Person? 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.
The Staff that Blossomed The Staff that Blossomed
How to Study Torah - Korach
Can anything grow from a wooden staff? Learn about the miraculous test that proved the legitimacy of Aaron's priestly status.
Make it or Break It Make it or Break It
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Make it or Break It
Inspiring Jewish Heroines
The important role women play in either building or destroying their homes, from the wives of Korach and On ben Pelet to stories of today’s women.
Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 1st Portion Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 2nd Portion Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 3rd Portion Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 4th Portion Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 5th Portion Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 6th Portion Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 7th Portion Rabbi Gordon - Korach: 7th Portion
Korach: Love for the Game Korach: Love for the Game
We all love the game of tennis and “love” is also a score in the game i.e. zero points. What does all this have to do with Korach?
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