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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Korakh 2016

Korakh: For the Sake of Heaven

This week’s reading focuses on a rebellion against Moses and Aaron leadership. Korakh, the leader of band of rebels, expresses his challenge with the following words: “…Too much you have taken for yourselves! The entire community–all of them–are holy and YHVH is in their midst. Why then do you exalt yourselves over YHVH’s congregation?” (Numbers 16:3) As […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Korakh

Korakh: Holiness Envy

This week’s Torah portion focuses on the rebellion of a faction of tribal leaders and its consequences.  Just three verses in, the rebels, led by Korakh, arrive en masse to confront Moshe and Aharon: “…Too much you have taken for yourselves! The entire community–all of them–are holy and in their midst is YHVH. Why then […]

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