Numbers 16:1-18:32


Korah and his followers accuse Moses and Aaron of taking power and prestige for themselves at the expense of the community. Moses defends himself against the rebels by saying that the Lord will make God’s presence known by how God kills these rebels. Then God opens the ground and swallows Korah and his followers.

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for Korah

Korah & his followers were
swallowed up by the earth.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

The Morning After
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hillel
Between the Living & the Dead
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS
Reflect Before You Respond
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL
Oppression & Action
Evan Wolkenstein, AJWS
Finding Ourselves Through Others
Rabbi Douglas Krantz, Union for Reform Judaism
Authority & Dissent
Jack Silver, AJWS
Institutionalizing Freedom
Nina Wouk, socialaction.com
Consumption & Kedushah
Rabbi Yehudah Levi, Canfei Nesharim

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

To Serve With Distinction
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity
The Power Struggle
Rabbi Rachel Cowan, Women of Reform Judaism


Causing Crisis
Rabbi Marc Penner, Orthodox Union
Crises of Leadership
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative
The Ultimate Self-Help Guide
Rabbi Marc Wolf, JTS
Different Leaders for Different Times
David Elcott, CLAL
Anger Management
Howard Wasserman, UJA-Federation of New York
Selfish Revolution
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships

Family and Fun

Parashat Korah for Families
Torah Topics for Today
Jealousy Makes Us Foolish
Torah Topics for Today
Renewing a Relationship
Torah Topics for Today
Parashat Korah Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Parashat Korah Challah
Julie Seltzer

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