Our portion begins, “Vayikach Korach,” not to be read “Korach took”; rather, “Korach divided.” He divided the people. He did not bring them together. He saw only himself, and he saw only separation. His honorable claim that all are holy – the sense of togetherness and connection to God – was expressed in a violent separation. This claim is only true if it is bestowed upon a man of Heaven. Korach, on the other hand, was only taking for himself. More