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Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XVIII, p. 196ff. I. This week’s Torah reading relates that when G‑d told Moshe and Aharon:Bamidbar 16:21. “Separate yourselves from this congregation, and I will consume them this moment,” they pleaded with Him:Ibid.:22. “G‑d, L‑rd o...
“Korach the son of Yitzhar... assembled against Moses and against Aaron...” -Korach 16:1-3 This parshah raises an obvious question: How is it that an entire portion of G-d’s Torah is named after a person like Korach? Korach, after all, was a wicked man wh...
The Sidra of Korach concerns the revolt of Korach and his followers against the Priesthood of Aaron and his sons. But what exactly was Korach’s aim? On the one hand, he voiced protest against the whole institution of priesthood or at least against its car...
This week’s Torah reading relates how Korach came to Moses with a protest: “The entire nation is holy and G-d is among them. Why do you exalt yourselves over the congregation of G-d?” By and large, the people supported Korach, and so Moses set up a challe...
The Jewish people in the desert must have wondered when they saw Korach confront Moshe Rabbeinu. “What’s bothering Korach?” they probably asked each other. “He comes from a dignified family. He has an important position; he’s a Levite, and he’s wealthy an...
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Adapted fromLikkutei Sichos, Vol. VIII, p. 114ff;Vol. XVIII, p. 187ff;Sefer HaSichos 5748, p. 499ff;Sefer HaSichos 5750, p. 526ff What Korach Really Wanted The name of this week’s Torah reading, Korach, provokes an obvious question: It is written:Proverbs...
Numbers 16:1–18:32
The fifth section of the Book of Numbers recounts the rebellion of Korach, Moses’ first cousin, and its repercussions.
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So many different shapes, forms, flavors, and usages, but at the core is the same essential property—droplets of water.
"ויקח קרח" “Korach separated [lit., took] himself.” (16:1) QUESTION: Korach assembled 250 prestigious men, and clad them with tallitot — garments made entirely of blue wool. They stood before Moshe saying, “a four cornered garment requires tzitzit — fring...
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Two women played a prominent role in Korach’s revolt. Their different approaches in dealing with the material reality lead to two opposite outcomes . . .
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