Torah: Korach – Change Must Be Gradual

Please join us on Saturday morning at 9:30 am for Shabbat worship and Torah study.

Korach

Should not Korach and his followers be seen as heroes, challenging Moses’ replication of the hierarchical power structure normative to the ancient world? After all, they had just escaped from the clutches of Egyptian tyranny.

Were they not, in fact, prescient reformers to a time, in the distant future, when a John Locke would emerge with his prescription for a social contract, whereby each human being has a natural right to life, liberty and property?

Sometimes, I wonder, how ready is our own contemporary, modern society?

THE TROPE

Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Numbers 16:1 – 18:32  Click here.

Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14 – 12:22 – Click here.

* * *

Another good Torah “helper” is Pocket Torah, available in the Apple App store. Pocket Torah Trope teaches “Trope Phrases,” and Pocket Torah teaches portions.

By Sandro BotticelliWeb Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork, Public Domain, Link
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.