TORAH and HAFTARAH, KORACH, 6 . 20 . 15


Korah and his followers rebel against 
Moses' and Aaron's leadership and 
are killed; God instructs Aaron
 regarding laws of the priesthood.

Now, Korah, a Levite, along with two sons
 of Eliab, decided to rise up against
 Moses with the support of 250 
community leaders. They combined
against Moses and Aaron, saying
“You’ve gone too far. 
Why do you raise yourself
 up above us?”


Rav Kook Torah Institute
Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook
The celebrated first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel, Rav Kook (1865-1935) is recognized as being among the most important Jewish thinkers of all time. His writings reflect the mystic's search for underlying unity in all aspects of life and the world, and his unique personality similarly united a rare combination of talents and gifts.
Rav Kook was a prominent rabbinical authority and active public leader, but at the same time a deeply religious mystic. He was both Talmudic scholar and poet, original thinker and saintly tzaddik.



 8  Short Articles

The Death of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram

 (1865 etching by Gustave Doré)




 for '' KORACH ''

I Samuel
Chapter 11

14And Samuel said to the people, "Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew there the kingdom."
15And all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal, and there they slaughtered peace-offerings before the Lord, and Saul and all the people rejoiced greatly.

Chapter 12

1And Samuel said to all Israel, "Behold, I have hearkened to your voice, to everything which you have said to me, and I have made a king to reign over you.
2And now, behold the king is walking before you, and I have become old and hoary, and my sons are here with you, and I have walked before you from my youth and until this day.
3Here I am; bear witness against me before the Lord and before His anointed; whose ox did I take, or whose ass did I take, or whom did I rob; or whom did I oppress, or from whose hand did I take a ransom, that I hide my eyes therewith, and I shall restore to you."
4And they said, "You did not rob us, nor did you oppress us, neither did you take anything from anyone's hand."
5And he said to them, "The Lord is a witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand, and they said, "(He is) witness."
6And Samuel said to the people, "(It is) the Lord Who made Moses and Aaron, and Who brought your forefathers up from the land of Egypt.
7And now, stand and I shall reason with you before the Lord, concerning all the righteous acts which He did to you and to your forefathers.
8When Jacob came to Egypt, and your forefathers cried out to the Lord, the Lord sent Moses and Aaron, and they brought your forefathers out of Egypt, and they made them dwell in this place.
9And they forgot the Lord, their God, and He delivered them into the hand of Sisera, the commander of the army of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they waged war with them.
10And they cried out to the Lord, and said, 'We have sinned, for we have forsaken the Lord, and have served the Baalim and Ashtaroth. Now, save us from the hand of our enemies, and we shall serve You.'
11And the Lord sent Jerubaal, and Bedan, and Jephtah, and Samuel, and He saved you from the hand of your enemies round about, and you dwelt in safety.
12And when you saw that Nahash, the king of Ammon, came upon you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall rule over us,' when the Lord your God was your king.
13And now, behold the king whom you have chosen, whom you have requested, and behold, the Lord has appointed a king over you.
14If you will fear the Lord, and serve Him, and hearken to His voice, and you will not rebel against the commandments of the Lord, both you and the king who reigns over you, will be after the Lord your God.
15But, if you will not hearken to the voice of the Lord, and you will rebel against the commandments of the Lord, the Lord's hand will be against you and against your fathers.
16Even now, stand and see this great thing which the Lord will do before your eyes.
17Is it not wheat harvest today? I shall call to the Lord, and He will send thunder and rain, and you shall know and see, that your evil is great, which you have done in the eyes of the Lord, to ask for yourselves a king."
18And Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain on that day, and all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel.
19And all the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to the Lord your God and let us not die, for we have added to all our sins evil, to ask for ourselves a king."
20And Samuel said to the people, "Fear not. You have done all this evil, but do not turn aside from following the Lord, and you shall serve the Lord with all your heart.
21And you shall not turn aside, for then (you would go) after vain things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are vain.
22For the Lord will not forsake His people for His great name's sake; for the Lord has sworn to make you a people for Himself.


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