Numbers 16:1−18:32

When Is Korach Read?

/ 2 Tammuz 5781
/ 3 Tammuz 5782
/ 5 Tammuz 5783


  • 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

Not All Rebellions Look (or End) Like Korach's Did

By: Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States this year, Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., is sharing eight chapters of an "alternative Book of Numbers” designed to tell the stories of Jewish women who combined civic engagement with Jewish values in a 40-year struggle...

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Parashat Korach: Moses vs. Korach - A Showdown of Biblical Proportions

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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

Rabbi Rick Jacobs