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Shabbat Service and Torah Discussion — Parasha Korach

  • The Chatham Synagogue 1536 County Route 28 Chatham Center, NY 12184 United States (map)

This week’s parashat is Korach — which means "baldness, ice, hail, or frost," is the 38th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fifth in the Book of Numbers. It tells of Korach's failed attempt to overthrow Moses.

Korach and his followers, Dathan and Abiram, lead a rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron. G-d punishes the rebels by burying them and their families alive. Once again, G-d brings a plague on the people.

The chief of each tribe deposits his staff inside the Tent of Meeting. Aaron's staff brings forth sprouts, produces blossoms, and bears almonds.

The Kohanim and Levites are established and assigned the responsibility of managing the donations to the Sanctuary. All of the firstborn offerings shall go to the priests and all the tithes are designated for the Levites in return for the services they perform.

Shabbat service begins at 9:30 am.
Torah discussion begins at approximately 10:30 am.

Shabbat services typically end around noon with a kiddush.