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In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
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Parshat Korach relates the story of Korach’s challenge to the authority of Moses & the priesthood of Aaron. The lesson: no human being is irredeemable.
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An examination of the twelve tribes elicits the question: how can Israel be partitioned into separate groups and still maintain unity as one nation?
The choice of words used to describe the sacrifices and the notion that we are bringing our inner beast to the altar are discussed.
The sacrifices one made during Temple times were not simple animal offerings, but symbolic offerings of man’s inner beast.
The bearer of an offering is referred to as an “adam” instead of “ishi.” While both translate to “man,” the former implies that one must emulate Adam when bringing an offering.
The Torah portion “Tzav” details the priestly duties in the Temple, and provides valuable insight into Divine service.
The laws and history of the different types of korbanot (sacrifices) are explained in connection to the geography of the Holy Land.
The Passover sacrificial offering is a means to connecting to the truth, as well as a symbol of man’s yearning for the Divine.
The laws pertaining to the korban oleh v’yored, the “sliding scale” offering, is analogous to one’s responsibility toward his fellow.