Korah, KO-rakh, קֹרַח
Korach_(parsha) (Wikipedia)
The Punishment of Korah (detail from the fresco Punishment of the Rebels by Sandro Botticelli (1480–1482) in the Sistine Chapel)

Korach or Korah (קֹרַח‬ — Hebrew for the name "Korah," which in turn means "baldness, ice, hail, or frost," the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 38th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‬, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fifth in the Book of Numbers. It tells of Korah's failed attempt to overthrow Moses.

It constitutes Numbers 16:1–18:32. The parashah is made up of 5,325 Hebrew letters, 1,409 Hebrew words, and 95 verses, and can occupy about 184 lines in a Torah Scroll (

סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה‬, Sefer Torah).Jews generally read it in June or July.

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