Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Message of the Earth

The fate of Korach and his followers is described in this Torah portion as follows: “And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them …” (16:32).

This is the message of the earth, its speech for all time. Korach is the vehicle by which this lesson is expresssed. Though in his lifetime he had rebelled against the authority of Moshe Rabenu, zs'l, and the truth of Torah, his punishment brings this mistake to light, proving that Moshe and the Torah can never be denied.
The mouth of the earth swallows whole those who deny G-d's word.
This is the message of the earth.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו