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Torah Talk for Parashat Korach

June 12, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

This week’s parasha is about the rebellion of Korach and his men against Moshe and Aharon, whom they felt should not be the heads of the Jewish people. The rebellion failed miserably, and Korach and his men are “swallowed by the earth” in an earthquake. Hashem then instructs Aharon regarding laws of the priesthood.

The parasha opens by introducing the people involved in the rebellion, including Korach the son of Yitzhar, Datan and Aviram the sons of Eliav, and On the son of Pelet. Oddly enough, as the story continues, Korach, Datan, and Aviram remain key players, but we never hear from On the son of Pelet again. The midrash realizes this also. Read more >