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Parshat Korach

War: What Is It Good For? Not For The Sake of Heaven

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

Our tradition values peace above all things, and yet, were it not for the willingness to take arms and fight in 1944, there would have been no way to thwart the Nazis and most likely no Israel to defend in 1967. How can we understand such moments?

Did Moses Listen?

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

For all of his brilliance, for or all of his excellence, for all of the ways in which Moses will forever be the archetypical religious leader in the Jewish tradition, he was also imperfect.

Not You Two Again! Parshat Korach

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Korach is joined in his rebellion by Moses' life-long antagonists, Doson and Aviram. Will Moses jump at his big chance to get rid of them forever?

Korach And The Abuse Of Power

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

In Parashat Korach, we learn about anshei shem, men of renown, who abuse their power to the detriment of the community. We saw a similar phenomenon 40 years ago in Watergate, and we see it today in our broken election financing system.