Holy Unholiness

A piece of Goya’s Those Specks of Dust depicting an a ceremony of judgement before execution during the inquisition

My great grandmother, Menya would go to shul every Shabbat of the year — except Shabbat Korach, which is this weekend. I never met her, so I can only speculate as to her reasons. It seems pretty straight forward when you hear the story:

Korach, one of the Levites, gathers a group of followers and approaches Moses:

You have gone too far,” they say, “For all the community are holy, all of them, and the LORD is

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