Korach

Week of 24 Sivan (June 18) — Shabbat 30 Sivan (June 24)

BaMidbar (Numbers) 16:1—18:32; 28:9—15

Haftarat: Isiah 66:1—24; I Samuel 20:18—42

Brilliant, wealthy, influential, and tasked with transporting the Ark of the Covenant, Korach had it all. But it wasn’t enough. He wanted more. Korach wanted to usurp Moshe’s leadership and he wanted to commandeer Aharon’s role as Kohen Gadol. Like all who reach too far, Korach was ultimately buried by his own perfidy, avarice, and unbridled ambition.

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