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1)

What are the implications of the phrase "Vatiftach ha'Aretz es Piyhah"?

1.

Seforno: The opening stretched up to their houses, which promptly fell into it.

2)

What exactly does the Pasuk mean when it writes that "the earth swallowed them up"?

1.

Rashi #1 (in Devarim 11:6, citing R. Yehudah): Whenever one of them attempted to run away, the earth opened up and swallowed him wherever he was. 1

2.

Rashi #2 (in Devarim 11:6, citing R. Nechemyah): The earth became a slope like a funnel, and wherver they were, they rolled into the abyss.


1

Rashi (Ibid.): R. Nechemyah objects to this explanation, seeing as the Torah writes "Piyhah" (in the singular), implying that there was only one mouth, and not many mouths.

3)

Whom does "ve'Es Kol ha'Adam Asher le'Korach" incorporate?

1.

Ramban: It incorporates his Avadim and Shefachos - Egyptian, Kushim and Cana'anim


1

Ramban: He did not have small children, since the Torah does not mention 'Taf' as it does by Dasan and Aviram.

3

Not the two hundred and fifty men, who had different aspirations than Korach.

4)

Why did all their property fall into the hole too?

1.

Seforno: To deprive them of the merit that Tzadikim should benefit from their work. 1


1

Seforno: Like where a wealthy man loses a Sela and a poor man finds it (See Rashi, Ki Seitzei:14).

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