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Sympathy for Korach

I have a great deal of sympathy for Korach and his rebel faction, despite the fact that they made life difficult for Moses, Aaron, and God. Consider the predicament of the Israelites who rise up against their leaders. They have...

Posted on 21 June 2017, By Professor Arnold Eisen
Korach’s Fire Pans: Relics of Rebellion to Sacred Lessons

Contentiousness, dissent, and upheaval mark the opening of Parashat Korach. Dissatisfied with his status among the Israelite people, Korach leads a rebellion against the leadership of Moses, claiming, “You have gone too far! For...

Posted on 21 June 2017, By Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
My Hebrew Word - Gam

Gam – A righteous manThe Hebrew word gam means ‘also’.  It has lots of secondary meanings: ‘all’, ‘although’, ‘certainly’, ‘either’, ‘nevertheless’, ‘what is more’, and many others.  It is because of these many...

Posted on 14 June 2017, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner

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