Sedra Korach 120 Words – But We Want to be Close

We are certainly going to be killed [17:28]

This is not due to the nation turning against Gd
but due to the nation’s passion to get close to Gd

Rivalry does strange things to people

the masses are surging towards the Mikdash
there is no pushing
but the fervour to be a little closer is overwhelming
one fellow gets a little ahead of the others
and this sets off an uncontrollable crowd reaction
they all move into the prohibited zone [Rashi]

We will all be killed because we are unable to stop ourselves from inching closer to Gd

Like trying to remain absorbed in a novel
whilst within the screaming crowd at a grand final

Holy Holy Holy shout the angels
They cannot control their enthusiasm