Parsha “Korach” (Numbers chapters 16 through 18) is – outside of perhaps Genesis chapter 3 – the per-eminent story in Scripture about “rebellion.

And it comes during the very same week when at least a few remaining Americans celebrate the most successful “rebellion” in modern history, also known as the American Revolution, in the War for Independence. But the contrast is illustrative!

The Erev Shabbat reading:

The Sabbath Day midrash asks a number of questions about that fatal rejection of the “anointed of YHVH.” Starting with, what could that guy POSSIBLY be thinking? Overthrow Moses?

But we don’t have anything even remotely close to such a leader, especially not one who follows the One, True, Creator, but instead – we seem to have a Whore Church that preaches the “Government-Inspired Version” (GIV) of Romans 13, in complete contradiction to the rest of Scripture. And despises the “Rule of Law” to boot!

Were the American Founders in “rebellion”? And to Whom? How do we reconcile what APPEAR to be contradictions?

“Korach: What is ‘Rebellion’? And to Whom? and How Can We TELL?”

The combined two-part teaching is here: