Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer

Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer is the education director at HIAS.

Learning How to Go from Stress to Empowerment

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Vered L. Harris

In Parashat Korach , Moses’ cousin, Korach leads a rebellion against Moses and Aaron, demanding, “All the community are holy ... Why then do you raise yourselves above the Eternal’s congregation?” (Numbers 16:3). Often, Korach’s actions are interpreted to be the jealous behavior of one who sees himself as entitled to power. But what if his behavior reflects something different — a feeling of helplessness and a fear of being disenfranchised?