Same, Same but Different

Same, Same but Different

“…In the morning, G-d will make known who is His…” – Bamidbar 16:5 בֹּקֶר וְיֹדַע ה’ אֶת אֲשֶׁר לוֹ – במדבר טז, ה Korach and his followers took issue with Moshe’s authority over Bnei Yisrael. They acknowledged that G-d communicated the Torah directly to Moshe, and that Moshe was therefore superior to the rest of the nation in his understanding […]

June 21, 2017 at 2:11 AM 0 comments

Separate is Better than Equal

Separate is Better than Equal

“…In the morning, G-d will make known who is His, and who is holy, and He will draw [them] near to Him…” – Bamidbar 16:5 בֹּקֶר וְיֹדַע ה’ אֶת אֲשֶׁר לוֹ וְאֶת הַקָּדוֹשׁ וְהִקְרִיב אֵלָיו – במדבר טז, ה Korach fought for equality, which he believed to be the key to Jewish unity. “The entire congregation are all holy” (Bamidbar […]

June 20, 2017 at 7:01 AM 0 comments

Protecting Your Information

Protecting Your Information

“…The entire congregation are holy, every one of them, and G-d is in their midst. So why do you raise yourselves above the assembly of G-d?”…” – Bamidbar 16:3 כִּי כָל הָעֵדָה כֻּלָּם קְדשִׁים וּבְתוֹכָם ה’ וּמַדּוּעַ תִּתְנַשְּׂאוּ עַל קְהַל ה’ – במדבר טז, ג The Midrash (Tanchuma, Korach 2) relates that Korach challenged Moshe, “If a house is full […]

June 19, 2017 at 2:45 AM 0 comments

In Memoriam: Korach

In Memoriam: Korach

“…And Korach set [himself] apart…” – Bamidbar 16:1 וַיִּקַּח קֹרַח – במדבר טז, א “The mention of a righteous man shall be for a blessing,” says the verse in Mishlei (10:7), “but the name of the wicked shall rot.” The Talmud (Yoma 38b) interprets the latter part of this verse as a directive not to name your child after a […]

June 18, 2017 at 3:43 AM 0 comments

To Save Those You Love

To Save Those You Love

“…“Speak to the congregation saying, ‘Withdraw from the dwelling of Korach, Dasan and Aviram.’” And Moshe arose and went to Dasan and Aviram and the elders of Israel followed him…” – Bamidbar 16:24-25 דַּבֵּר אֶל הָעֵדָה לֵאמֹר הֵעָלוּ מִסָּבִיב לְמִשְׁכַּן קֹרַח דָּתָן וַאֲבִירָם: וַיָּקָם מֹשֶׁה וַיֵּלֶךְ אֶל דָּתָן וַאֲבִירָם וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרָיו זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל – במדבר טז, כד-כה The fate of […]

July 8, 2016 at 12:48 AM 0 comments

A Morning Person’s Teshuva

A Morning Person’s Teshuva

“…In the morning, G-d will make known who is His, and who is holy, and He will draw them near to Him…” – Bamidbar 16:5 בֹּקֶר וְיֹדַע ה’ אֶת אֲשֶׁר לוֹ וְאֶת הַקָּדוֹשׁ וְהִקְרִיב אֵלָיו – במדבר טז, ה Korach and his followers contested Moshe’s authority and his appointment of Aharon as the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest.  Moshe challenged […]

July 7, 2016 at 2:30 AM 0 comments