In the Torah portion of “Korach” (Numbers 16:1-18:32) we read about Korach, the Torah’s most infamous trouble maker.
Korach challenged Moses and Aharon for the leadership and priesthood, insisting that it should be “equal opportunity employment.” We know, however, that God Himself specifically chose Moses and Aaron for these jobs.
In addition, Korach mocked Jewish traditions and the reasoning behind the Torah’s laws and rituals. He claimed he knew better and justified changing Jewish law.
Rabbi Enkin presents the story of Korach and the ritual items and practices he tried to challenge and change. The class then covers some of the most famous Jewish ritual objects and their purpose.