Korach (Numbers 16:1−18:32)
This Week’s Torah Portion: Korach – קֹרַח (Numbers 16:1−18:32)
Korach, one of the great villains of the Torah, has a theological claim, “For all the community are holy, all of them, and Adonai is in their midst”.
We are all Holy people, says Korach to Moses. God choose all of the people of Israel, all are Holy and should be regarded as Holy.
The end is that Adonai our God, kills Korach for that claim, why?
We are not Holy, the Torah asks us to try and become Holy. “You shall be Holy,” meaning to live a worthy life, trying to do good.
If you think you are there, you failed; we always are on the journey trying to be what we ought to be.