We are being asked to say the parsha of ketores and tehillim during the current Coronavirus outbreak. Why are we not saying on a daily basis those sections of the Torah that discuss past mageifahs to strike Klal Yisroel? In specific, the eigel and Korach’s rebellion. I would think that reciting these chapters would spur us on to better ourselves by learning the lessons from those two mageifahs

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    Whatever inspires you to Teshuva Tefilla and Tzedaka should be great.
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 23:14
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    This seems like a valid question that should have real answers. I don't see why it was closed as opinion based.
    – Eliyahu
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 1:21
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    In case you were wondering about the connection between k'tores and a plague, see B'midbar 17:11-15. R' Gil Student summarizes the discussion of the Mabit on this topic and mentions the Mabit's suggestion to study the passages relating to k'tores (Sha'ar HaT'fila 16).
    – Fred
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 4:33
  • @Eliyahu do you know who is asking to read this one thing and not the other as outlined in the question? If you do, identify them and then someone can ask them.
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 11:29
  • @DoubleAA Obviously no one is saying "Don't you dare say the Ketores!" However, I get asked 5-10 times a day to say specific Tehillim or the like, including from major Jewish organizations and Gedolim, and I have never been told to say the Ketores. I would imagine most other people in large Jewish communities have had the same experience.
    – Eliyahu
    Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 13:59


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