Korach

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Korach

This week our parasha is Korach, named after the man who started a rebellion against Moses. Parasha Korach covers Numbers 16:1-18:32.  In this parasha we see what happens when we attempt to force God to obey our desires and thinking and the devastation that it brings. We begin in chapter 16 with Korach or Korah, a Levite, leading 250 men

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Korach – “Korah”

The name of this week’s parasha is Korach, which means “Korah” and covers Numbers 16-18.  Moses’ authority was challenged by a faction led by Korah, son of Kohath, from the tribe of Levi, along with Dathan, Abiram, and On from the tribe of Reuben, along with 250 Israeli leaders.  They objected to the restriction that priests could only come from

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Korach

This week’s parasha is called Korach, named for the leader of one of the largest and most severe revolts against the leadership of Moses and Aaron during the wilderness journey.  Our passage for this week covers Numbers 16:1 – 18:32. While all those who served at the Tabernacle and later at the Temple are descendants of Levi, only the priests

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Korach

This week’s parasha is entitled Korach, which covers Numbers 16 -18 it is named after the man who led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron. The name Korach means “to be made smooth or bald”. At some point during Israel’s desert wanderings, Korah, a Levite, together with Dathan and Abiram, of the tribe of Reuben, began to lead an uprising

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Korach

The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Korach, named after the leader of an infamous rebellion against Moses and Aaron; one which ended catastrophically. This parasha covers Numbers 16-18. It is the third challenge to Moses’ leadership in a row; the first having come from his own siblings, Aaron and Miriam (on the pretext of his marrying an Ethiopian woman).

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Korach

This week's Parasha is called Korach. It covers Numbers 16:1-18:32. Last week we read in the Torah that the mighty God would bring judgment on the 12 tribes because they went along with the faithlessness of the10 spies. Their disobedience would cause their entire generation of Israelis to die before they reach the Promised Land. In this week's Parasha we

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