By taking us out of Egypt with miracles and wonders, God planted seeds within us. Even though generations come and go, the seeds from that very first exodus must be planted, cultivated, and imparted to our children. Even when the plant or fruit dies, its offspring lives on with the same DNA and potential as the parent ‘seed.’
When Moses began to announce to the Jewish people that their freedom was imminent, the Jewish people were not so eager to believe him. As the Torah says: “They did not listen to Moses because of their fallen spirits and the difficult work.”
This week’s Torah portion, Korach, is named after one of the biggest trouble makers of all time. Korach started a rebellion against the leadership of Moses. Of course, Moses, being the appointed leader of God, emerged victorious, while Korach and his followers were swallowed up by an earthquake.