Tag Archives: Korach

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)

When we last left the Israelites, they were still coming to grips with the prospect of spending the next 38+ years in the wilderness instead of the Promised Land.  Their response is not the usual whining but a series of … 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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Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32); Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9-15; Isaiah 66:1-24)

And you thought all hell broke loose in last week’s portion. Now that the Israelites have been totally punished for their lack of faith in the Lord’s ability to enable them to conquer the Promised Land, they’re going to mourn, … Continue reading

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