Rabbi Chaim RichmanRabbi Chaim Richman is the Director of the International Department of The Temple Institute in Jerusalem.
They say that vanity got the best of him....
Korach had it all: He was brilliant, well educated, a smooth talker, well versed in the art of communication.
He was an aristocrat, a Levite whose privilege it was to bear the Ark of the Covenant across the desert.
He was wealthy and well respected.
He had it all but he wanted more.
His "I, Me, Mine" attitude gave G-d no choice, as it were, but to put him out of His world. The earth opened up and swallowed him whole. Always seeking the limelight, "he sure left here in style."