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Korach: False populism

Rav lachem.  (Num 16:3) You have gone too far. Or as Rashi (11th c France) translated, “You have too much” Or, as Ibn Ezra (12th c Spain) translated, “You have enough.” Here’s the setting: Korach, a Levite like Moses and … Continue reading

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Korach: Plan B

Temper, temper, God.  You always go right that place, don’t You?  “Stand back from this community that I may annihilate them in an instant!!” (Num. 16:21)  In Korach, this week’s parasha, there is rebellion afoot.  Korach, a Levite like Moses … Continue reading

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Korach: Are we there yet?

We live in a tense world.  I mean that grammatically, not psychologically. Yes, tension does play a huge role in our lives (ok, maybe that’s just me talking).  But I’m talking about tense as in, past, present and future.  Much … Continue reading

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Korach: Rebellion back in the Garden?

A lot of ink has been used to try to understand the parasha Korach, this week’s installment in the ongoing saga of the wanderings of the Israelites.  Out in the desert, trying to get from point A (Egypt) to point … Continue reading

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Korach: you say you wanna revolution

Moses woke up one day to his cousin Korach getting in his face about Moses being the only leader, and wasn’t the whole community holy, not just Moses?  Welcome to the parashah Korach¸this week’s Torah portion.  Korach had gotten 250 … Continue reading

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