Sedra Korach 120 words – Blind Stupid is Evil
Unauthorised use of the Ketores is lethal. Its brutal uncompromising consequence already graphically illuminated by Aharon’s 2 sons.
So when Moshe Rabbenu proposed the Ketores test to Korach and his crowd, they all knew that only one would survive.
Yet our Sages ask only about Korach, “How could such a smart fellow be so stupid?” [Rashi 16:7]
Korach was smart enough to figure out that he would be the only survivor but he was not brave enough to abort his visions of personal greatness to save the many who pledged him their loyalty. Korach’s followers, abandoned their Halachic, their moral and spiritual responsibility to think for themselves. They sinned against their soul [Rashi 16:7]