The Gemarah says that D'or Hamidbar don't have a chelek L'-Olam Haba and then mentioned that Korach V'Adato also don't have a Chelek L'Olam Haba. Is that a repetition? Since Korach was part of D'Or Hamidbar.
Shabtai Nacson, Toronto,Canada
Dor ha'Midbar refers to those who died because of the sin of the Meraglim, at the beginning of the 40 years. Korach was a Levi and was not included in the Gezeirah (Bava Basra 121b). "His Edah" refers to the young men of his group, who were born in the Midbar.
I have heard in the name of Rabbi Kessin that the reason the dor HaMidbar do not have a chelek is because since the revelation from the Makkos, Krias Yam Suf, Mannah, and of course, Matan Torah was so complete, they really had a limited ability to sin. Since the reality of Hashem was so tangible for them, as it will be in the future after Moschiach, their true bechirah was small.