Short Idea- Parshat Korach 5782💡
אוהבים אותך 💖
In this weeks parsha we learn about the powerful and painful story💔 of Korach and his rebellion against Moshe Rabeinu. According to many tzaddikim and rabbis, Korach, despite his great position and spiritual level, had jealousy of Moshe’s role as leader of the Jewish people😢. The Sages teach that jealousy takes a person out of this world. We see this very clearly with Korach. What can we learn for our lives today from the rebellion and downfall of Korach?🤔
In my opinion, we can learn about working on our love and acceptance of others.🤗
It is a practice in every 12 step group meeting (as far as I’m aware) to say to each group member after they finish sharing, אוהבים אותך, we love you💖. The other group members express love and acceptance of their friend, no matter what they have just shared with the group. We love and accept you the way that you are. We don’t express any judgement or criticism of the other group member🙏. Korach said to Moshe why do you raise yourself up above the rest of us?👺 He wasn’t able to accept Moshe’s role as the leader of Am Yisrael.
We also need to say to ourselves ‘we love you’.😍 I love you, you are good. The more that we work on loving and accepting ourselves, the more we will be able to love and accept others, without judgement and without jealousy.❤️💖