Parsha Korach: Dealing with the Evil Inclination

Last weeks’s parsha (Torah portion) started us down path of negativity. This trend continues with complaints and rebellions by Korach, Datan, and Aviram. While our tradition points out that Korach’s argument is not a lasting one, his name continues to live on as the title of this week’s parsha. Here is a quick recap of this week’s parsha. It starts with the rebellions of Korach and 250 men, and of Datan and Aviram. The rebellions end with Korach and his … Continue reading

Parsha Korach: A Torah Reality

This week, we read the parsha (weekly Torah portion) called Korach.  This is a very strange parsha.  Korach, by-the-way, is the name of a leader of the tribe of Levi who has an issue with the way Moshe (Moses) was delegating authority. Now, for those of you who, like me, like to translate names, Korach comes from the root that means to make bald.  It also can mean ice when given a different set of vowels.  I say this to … Continue reading