Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Korach Inspiration 5774

Did you ever wonder what would have happened if Korach would have achieved his aim of becoming the leader of the Jewish People? Or if Korach would have succeeded in convincing Moshe that there was no need for a leader of the Jewish People? Basically, there would have been another Golden Calf. Korach’s rebellion was tantamount to the Jewish People making a Golden Calf. This is the reason HaShem warned Moshe to stay away from Korach and his entourage. HaShem determined that He would not allow the Jewish People to contemplate for a second Moshe was not their chosen leader and that Aharon was not the Kohen Gadol. It was for this reason that Korach and his followers had to literally disappear, so there would be no survivors who would slowly creep back into the camp and invite everyone with their mutinous tendencies.

This all occurred because of jealousy and strife. When we see someone else who has something that we feel we are lacking, it would be well worth our while to banish the thought and keep the peace. We all want to exist in HaShem’s world and the method of doing so is by letting go of our petty jealousies. Korach took the plunge and didn’t make it out. We need to foster health and peaceful relationships with each other and then HaShem will take us out, and this disappearing act will occur when we return to Yerushalayim with Moshiach Tzidkenu, speedily, in our days.

Have a PEACEful and tranquil Shabbos!

RabbI Adler


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