Numbers 16:1−18:32

When Is Korach Read?

/ 30 Sivan 5784
/ 2 Tammuz 5785
/ 5 Tammuz 5786


  • Korach and his followers, Dathan and Abiram, lead a rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron. God punishes the rebels by burying them and their families alive. Once again, God brings a plague on the people. (16:1-17:15)
  • The chief of each tribe deposits his staff inside the Tent of Meeting. Aaron's staff brings forth sprouts, produces blossoms, and bears almonds. (17:16-26)
  • The Kohanim and Levites are established and assigned the responsibility of managing the donations to the Sanctuary. All of the firstborn offerings shall go to the priests and all the tithes are designated for the Levites in return for the services they perform. (18:1-32)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Korach Commentary

an image of a group of kids dancing at URJ Six Points Creative Arts Academy on Shabbat

Korach’s Song

By: Rabbi Leah R. Berkowitz

Each Shabbat at the URJ Six Points Creative Arts Academy, a group of campers, staff, and faculty come together to perform “Jewsical,” an original song about the week’s Torah portion. Most weeks, the musical arrangement is just as significant as the words.

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List to Podcasts About Parashat Korach

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat Korach in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

Rebel With (or Without) a Cause

Sacred Disagreement

Questionable Intentions

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