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I came up with one I hope you'll like. As we all know, Moshe asks Hashem to get rid of Korach and Co. in a very graphic way in order to show that he, Moshe, is really the chosen leader by divine mandate. He asks for the rebels to be swallowed up by the earth! And that is exactly what happens. But that is not only a resounding answer to Korach, it is a resounding answer to the claim of the spies in last week's parsha that the Land of Israel is "a land that eats up its inhabitants". No, my friends, Eretz Yisrael does not eat up its inhabitants, galut (exile) does! It eats up those who dwell in it, literally "sit" in it, implying comfortably and statically with no plans to leave. Those who are trying to accomplish something, learn Torah and do mitzvot, be Jewish activists, are not the ones eaten up. Those of you who are still not living in Eretz Yisrael, hope to see you soon!