July 4, 2019 / Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, 5779 • Shabbat Gimmel Tammuz, Parshat Korach
Issue 568
Dedicated in loving memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman

Moses arose and went to Datan and Aviram, the elders of Israel followed him.

Bamidbar 16:25

Datan and Aviram had openly demonstrated their animosity toward Moses, accusing him with being a despot and an impostor. Moreover, G-d Himself had already sealed their punishment, instructing Moses only to save the others from Datan and Aviram's impending fate. Still, Moses did not give up hope that his "enemies" would repent, doing everything in his power to influence them to reconsider.

We learn from Moses to always do whatever we can to bring our brethren back to G-d and the Torah--even when it seems that all hope is lost. This is true even when they are ignoring their faith intentionally, and all the more so when they are acting out of ignorance.

--From Daily

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