For the week ending 5 July 2003 / 5 Tammuz 5763
All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated
- 16:1 - Because they were his neighbors.
- 16:1 - Yaakov prayed that his name not be mentioned in connection with Korach's rebellion (Bereishet 49:6).
- 16:1 - Korach was jealous that Elizafan ben Uziel was appointed as leader of the family of Kehat instead of himself.
- 16:1 - They laughed.
- 16:6 - Only one person would survive.
- 16-6 - Yes.
- 16:7 - That his sons would repent.
- 16:7,3 - Rav lachem appears twice in this week's Parsha. It means "much more than enough greatness have you taken for yourself (16:3)" and "It is a great thing I have said to you (16:17)."
- 16:12 - Egypt and Canaan.
- 16:15 - When he traveled from Midian to Egypt.
- 16:19 - Korach went from tribe to tribe in order to rally support for himself.
- 16:27 - They all blasphemed.
- 16:27 - Twenty years old.
- 17:5 - He is stricken with tzara'at, as was King Uziyahu (Divrei HaYamim II 26:16-19).
- 17:13 - Because the people were deprecating the incense offering, saying that it caused the death of two of Aharon's sons and also the death of 250 of Korach's followers. Therefore, G-d demonstrated that the incense offering was able to avert death, and it is sin, not incense, which causes death.
- 17:21 - So people would not say that Aharon's staff bloomed because Moshe placed it closer to the Shechina.
- 17:25 - That only Aharon and his children were selected for the kehuna.
- 18:8 - Since Korach claimed the kehuna, the Torah emphasizes Aharon's and his descendants' rights to kehuna by recording the gifts given to them.
- 18:10 - Male kohanim may eat them and only in the azara (fore-court of the Beit Hamikdash).
- 18:19 - Just as salt never spoils, so this covenant will never be rescinded.