5780 — Korach: The Blossoming Staff of Aharon

Posted by Michael Hattin on June 14, 2020
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Bamidbar (Numbers), Korach

In parshat Korach, the leadership of Moshe and Aharon is seriously challenged by the rebellion of Korach. Although Korach and his followers are defeated, the discontent of the Israelites lingers until the sign of the blossoming staff. In this podcast, Rabbi Michael Hattin considers two different readings of the event, each one inspired by the unusually early bloom of the almond tree.

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Rabbi Michael Hattin – Faculty Host for Pardes from Jerusalem
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About Michael Hattin

Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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