Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Parshat Korach, 3rd Portion, (Numbers 16:19-17:18), 7/5/2016

Numbers 16:21. “Dissociate yourselves from this congregation, and I will consume them in an instant.

22. They fell on their faces and said, “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, if one man sins, shall You be angry with the whole congregation?”

I’m not sure if only one man sinned. The others followed Korah in his revolt against Moses. What is the lesson here? That you should not complain? That you should trust someone who says that they talk to God? That you should not revolt against the status quo?

Perhaps this is about faith. The followers of Korah had no faith. They only looked at their material wealth and complained because they wanted more. I think it is appropriate that the earth swallowed them up... a burial. The earth could represent material possessions, while the sky represents the spiritual realm.


  1. And maybe it says something about following someone who sins, that the same fate will befall you should you follow.

  2. Gassho _/\_ Rinshin


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