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Section: Parshas HaShavua   Category: Life Lessons
Parshas Korach: Rav Elyashiv - Korach Connects With The Masses

The Medrash tells us that there were three Nevi'im in the time leading up to the Churban HaBayis, Yirmiya who spoke in the marketplace, Tzefania who spoke in Shuls, and Chulda who spoke to the women.

Why did they need three Nevi'im? Rav Elyashiv explains that if they would have invited everyone to come hear the nevuah they'd be standing there without an audience. The Nevi'im needed to go out to the people and each one had their own target venue.

"Yet, on the other hand," points out Rav Elyashiv, "when Korach spoke, 'Yayakhel Aleihem Korach Es Kol HaEidah; Korach snapped his fingers and they all came running: men women, and children."

The sad testament here is that when it comes to hearing the Dvar Hashem no one will come. The message needs to be taken to the people, each one with their own twist. Yet, when it comes to bashing Torah, one size fits all, and the crowds you can amass without going anywhere are standing room only.

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YH, 2011-06-21 10:47:16
Sounds like a negative assessment of Klal Yisrael. Don't you know, as I do, of many Jews who eagerly go to hear Torah speakers?
Anonymous, 2011-06-21 11:27:56
To YH - Always nice to stay positive. Keep reading through the parsha and you tell me. Korach was never threatened. But after his death which was an obvious Heavenly siding with Moshe, Moshe is the one who has to run for his life until the cloud comes and saves him.

See also Rashi 16:19. Ad Shenispatu Kulam emphasis on the Kulam. Sorry but unfortunately that is the way the world works. Look throughout Navi. The people on the right side of Heaven were always on the wrong side of the masses.

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