Parashat Korah

The Ultimate Self-Help Guide

Amidst seemingly mundane laws, valuable lessons emerge.

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Our challenge, then, is to approach our tradition and discover the morals behind what may appear to be outdated and irrelevant ritual detail. To quote a popular statement from Pirkei Avot, "turn it over and over, everything is contained within it."

Our tradition is living and evolving, the challenge of relevance is yours, and the next time you're playing golf, remember sometimes a sand trap is just a sand trap.

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Rabbi Marc Wolf

Rabbi Marc Wolf is assistant vice-chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary