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Divrei Torah

Conflict Resolution

This week’s portion of Korach, contains a valuable lesson in overcoming and resolving conflict. Korach—a cousin of Moshe with leadership qualities—has a penchant for cynical

It Is Not a ‘Shortcut’

Parshat Korach Shabbat Rosh Chodesh The closing chapter of sefer Yishayahu is traditionally chanted on Shabbat Rosh Chodesh, which is why it is one of

Our Special Relationship

Many people associate being Jewish with being hated. Hashem has a different association. Though He created all human beings in His image, the Jewish people

Sight Damage: Bava Batra 2a

As we explored last week, Bava Batra begins by discussing hezek re’iyah, literally damage by sight, and whether it is called “damage.” This isn’t literal

Zera Shimshon on Parshas Korach

וַיִּקַּח קֹרַח, בֶּן-יִצְהָר בֶּן-קְהָת בֶּן-לֵוִי; וְדָתָן וַאֲבִירָם בְּנֵי אֱלִיאָב, וְאוֹן בֶּן-פֶּלֶת–בְּנֵי רְאוּבןֵ לִפְנֵי מֹשֶׁה, וַאֲנָשִׁים מִבְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל חֲמִשִּׁים וּמָאתָיִם, נְשִׂיאֵי עֵדָה קְרִאֵי מוֹעֵד, אַנְשֵׁי-שֵׁם “Now Korach,

Gimmel Tammuz: To Serve

A young yeshiva student studying at Yeshivas Kol Torah in Yerushalayim spent day and night learning and reviewing the shiurim. Few spent more time in

When Cynicism Becomes Dangerous

How often do we engage in “laitzanus,” scoffing and cynically making fun of others? Probably a lot more often than we would like to admit.

Possible Orla in Soap

לעילוי נשמת יואל אפרים בן אברהם עוזיאל זלצמן ז”ל Question: I bought an Israeli-produced soap that claims to use fruit extracts for fragrance, without further

Where Did Korach Rebel?

The Torah doesn’t tell us where Korach’s rebellion took place. The last location given is “the desert” (Bamidbar 15:32), where the wood gatherer violated the

 Is It Not Enough for You?

A father once told one of his sons that he would be responsible for the household while he was away. He then told another son

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