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Jaymee Alpert

Moses’ “I Give Up” Moment

July 1, 2020

6.27.20. Korach. Moses’ “I Give Up” Moment This morning, we read from the parashah entitled Korach.  Korach is a rabble-rouser who sees himself as equal to Moses and Aaron.  Korach stages a rebellion, he is outspoken and arrogant; he doesn’t handle himself in a respectful way, but he does raise some good points.  And in fact, there is a bit of uncertainty around Korach. From the Torah text alone, it is hard to know exactly what Korach’s crime is – is it that he thinks he is as important as Moses and Aaron?  Is it that he believes the whole nation is already holy and doesn’t need to keep working toward holiness?  Is it that he challenges Moses in public?  We don’t really know. Even Korach’s death is complicated.  Some […]

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~ Rabbi Jaymee Alpert