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Welcome to J.SE, good questions. Suppose I start with 100 lbs. of flour. First I give a small amount, known as Terumah, to the Kohen. That leaves 98 lbs. of flour. I tithe the remaining flour (9.8 lbs); that's called Maaser Rishon, and it's given to the Levites. (Rambam laws of Maaser 1:1). The Levite then tithes what he gets, i.e. 0.98 lbs of flour, and ...


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Rashi says it was the outer, Copper Mizbeach that was covered. This makes sense to me, since it was supposed to be a sign to Bnei Yisroel, and only the Kohanim really see the Gold Mizbeach. However, this certainly raises the question 'how is coating the Copper Mizbeach with more copper is a sign?' It seems like this was a permanent covering, but I can't ...


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Hayom Yom, 26 Sivan: "They went down to the pit alive" - even in the grave they think they are alive. There is a blessing contained in "They went down to the pit alive," as with "the sons of Korach did not die," - "a place was established for them and they repented." For teshuva, repentance, is effective only while one is still alive. This, then, is ...


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The pesukim in question (Bemidbar 16:30, 33) are most explicitly about Datan and Aviram, not necessarily about Korach. He might have been burned by the fire, or even both. But the question you asked could be asked just as well about Datan and Aviram. Sheol is the grave. And perhaps also the underworld in Biblical Hebrew at this stage. But the simple ...


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I read in the name of the kabalists (could be arizal) that Korach was a gilgul of Kain and Moshe was a gilgul of Hevel. Since, the "earth swallowed the blood of Hevel" as written: "And now, you are cursed even more than the ground, which opened its mouth to take your brother's blood from your hand" (Bereishis 4:11) Therefore justice demanded that Korach be ...


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Conjecture: The Sifra and Onkelus and Rashi and pseudo-Yonasan and the Bavli and Midrash Raba all cite a view that "מפני שיבה תקום" itself refers to talmide chachamim. Now, we do not accept this view l'halacha, but perhaps the Yalkut or at least the children of Korach did. In that case, the Taz cited in the question would come into play and make the ...



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