1)

What does "ve'Chol asher Lahem" incorporate?

1.

Yerushalmi Sanhedrin, 10a #1 (citing R. B'rachyah in the name of R. Chelbo: It incorporates even their names, which disappeared from all their storehouses and documents and rolled down the hole.

2.

Yerushalmi Sanhedrin, 10a #2 (citing R. Eliezer: It incorporates even a needle that someone had borrowed from them rolled down the hole. 1


1

See Torah Temimah, note 28.

2)

What are the implications of "Vat'chas aleihem ha'Aretz"?

1.

Ramban and Seforno: Refer to 16:30:1:5 and note 4.

3)

What does the Torah mean when it writes "va'Yovdu mi'Toch ha'Kahal"?

1.

Ramban #1: They disappeared before the eyes of the congregation; one moment they were standing there, the next moment they were gone, leaving no sign of where they had just been standing.

2.

Ramban #2 (citing Ibn Ezra): They perished together with their children, who should have replaced them.

3.

Sanhedrin, 108a: It means that they lost even their portion in the world to come. 1

4.

Yerushalmi Sanhedrin, 10:4: Via a Gezeirah Shavah "Vayovdu" "Hayisi ke'Seh Oveid, Bakeish Avdecha!" - Tehilim, 119:176, the Torah is comparing them to a lost article that is sought 2 - so too, will the congregation of Korach be sought - and will merit a portion in the world to come. 3


1

This is the opinion of R. Akiva. See Torah Temimah, who, citing a Pasuk in Shmuel 1, 2:6 poves that Korach will arise at Techi'as ha'Meisim. See also note 29 - that this is the majority opinion. Seer also answer #4.

2

See Torah Temimah, note 30.

3

This is difficult to understand seeing as a. they died without doing Teshuvah and b. neither their death nor their burial atoned for them. Refer to 16:30:151:4.

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