We need Shabbat so much this week – as we have so often of late – and this week’s Torah portion is a challenge. It contains the story of Korach, the Levite who felt slighted by God and by Moses. The portion is difficult to read on many levels – it is a complex text with many problems for understanding and the end of it is emotionally charged for many of us. It is one of the most famous stories in Torah, and it has resonance for today, for sure.
How Not To Have A Conversation by Rabbi Joseph A. Skloot
Praise the Contrary and Its Defenders by Sue Schwartz
Korach and the Un-Holiness of Racism by Dr. Shaiya Rothburg
Korach at the Wedding by Rabbi Ruth Adar
Korach, Privilege, and Striving for More by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
Korach: the Brexit Challenge of its Day by Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild
Claims and Flames by Rabbi Amy Scheinerman