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Words of the Parashah - Korach

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The Hebrew word of the week is the verb karach ("to shear, uproot"), taken from the weekly Torah portion Korach. A derivative of this verb appears in the first verse of the parashah (Numbers 16:1):

Numbers 16:1a

Now Korah the son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi ...took (Num 16:1a)

Related Words

Karach is a verb (Strong# 7139; TWOT #2069) that means "to be bald, make bald; to shear or uproot." Some words in the Tanakh that share the root include:

Related Words

Parashah-Related words:

Other words in parashat Korach that merit study and attention include:


Scripture Passage:

Psalm 95:8

"Harden not your heart, as in the provocation,
and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness" (Psalm 95:8)

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