Hebrew Word of the Week
Based on the Weekly Torah Portion
The Hebrew word of the week is the verb karach ("to shear, uproot"), taken from the weekly Torah portion Korach. A derivative of this verb appears in the first verse of the parashah (Numbers 16:1):
Now Korah the son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi ...took (Num 16:1a)
Karach is a verb (Strong# 7139; TWOT #2069) that means "to be bald, make bald; to shear or uproot." Some words in the Tanakh that share the root include:
Other words in parashat Korach that merit study and attention include:
"Harden not your heart, as in the provocation,and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness" (Psalm 95:8)
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