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Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)

Happy Independence Day! Today, there was also a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in southern California, just in time for this week’s Torah portion, Korach, in which (spoiler alert) the earth opens up and swallows Korach and his co-conspirators.  The confluence of … Continue reading

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Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)

I have just returned from vacation.  Virginia Beach.  Just a few days, but enough for my brain to switch to low power, so I decided to repeat a TPH on demagoguery for Korach, which I thought I’d written last year, … Continue reading

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Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)

I have always had a complicated relationship with authority.  My mother was a teacher and my father, a doctor and medical school professor, and the authority figures of my childhood were mainly teachers and doctors, so it became difficult to … Continue reading

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Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)

Try to imagine yourself an Israelite at the time of this portion.  You had followed a couple of old men out of Egypt to go to a Promised Land, leaving a miserable but predictable life as a slave, impressed by … Continue reading

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