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Parshat Pinchas – The children of Korach, Datan and Aviram

Imagine the examples set at home for the children of Korach and for the children of Datan and Aviram.

Parshat Pinchas – The children of Korach, Datan and Aviram

Balak and Korach: Who not to be

The names of parshiot and people’s names define their essence.and interestinly, two are named after doomed characters.

Balak and Korach: Who not to be

The power of women

Sometimes hidden, sometimes front stage, women can set the tone for societal interaction.

The power of women

What's keeping the Messiah?

Are we hoping for Messiah enough? Are we doing our best to make him come?

What's keeping the Messiah?

Servant leadership

What was wrong with Korach and his fellow agitators? He wanted power. HIs followers each had their reasons to feel resentful toward Moses.

Servant leadership

Hungry for the power: An ego-driven world view

Parashat Korach: Don’t get swallowed up by the Earth: Lessons for our world today.

Hungry for the power: An ego-driven world viewplayer

Datan and Aviram - then and now

Datan and Aviram had a history of opposition to Moshe long before they joined Korach, but were punished only then. There is a lesson here.

Datan and Aviram - then and now

Weekly Torah study: Korach

This is a Torah portion about the power of words.

Weekly Torah study: Korach

Chodesh Tov - have a good new month

On Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, take care to plan to have a good month in your thoughts, speech and actions, accept both compliments and criticism..

Chodesh Tov - have a good new month

"The earth beneath them opened its mouth"

The earth is a symbol of lower, base objectives, as in the new coalition focused on hatred and the self-aggrandizement of its leaders.

"The earth beneath them opened its mouth"

Korach and the Karaites

Both Korach and Karaites missed the symbiotic relationship between written and Oral Law.

Korach and the Karaites

The opposite of love is not hate

The opposite of love is apathy which can be more painful than hatred.

The opposite of love is not hate

Korach and company are gone but the Jews are complaining again (for Korach and Chukat)

The challenge to Moshe's authority is settled, so why are the Jews complaining again and what is really bothering them?

Korach and company - and complaining again (Korach and Chukat)

Korach: Inclusion and Selection

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.

Korach: Inclusion and Selection

Korach – He has a point

One can define Korach's camp as an ideological group, except that it was tainted by the faults that bring down many failed ideologies.

Korach – He has a point

What Korach and the spies had in common

Divrei Torah for reading in Diaspora (Shlach) and Israel (Korach). Both speak about men who failed to live up to expectations.

What Korach and the spies had in common

How not to argue

Korach and his cohorts wanted power, not truth, not for the sake of heaven. Today Korachs are to be found when power silences other truths.

How not to argue

Weekly Torah Portion: a Woman's Wisdom

Rabbi Mordechai Hecht of Kew Gardens Chabad tells the story of the wife of On Ben Pelet.

Weekly Torah Portion: a Woman's Wisdomplayer