This week Korach attempts a coup against the leadership of Moshe and Aharon. His malfeasance lay not in his arguments, but in their motivation. Judaism embraces argument "These and these are both the words of the Living G-d", says the Talmud (Eruvin 13B).
However, argument is good when it concerns ideas, policies and philosophies. Self esteem is a good thing, But when self- esteem becomes located in winning an argument, the ego aspect destroys everything. This is what happened with Korach and why we are admonished not be like him. Through respectful and vigorous discussion and debate we become stronger and better
Important: This week, the Tuesday Torah-in-Depth Class will meet on Tuesday 6/15. On all subsequent weeks the class will meet onMondaysstarting 6/21