A Good Woman

A significant part of the Korach story was the role of the women. Korach’s wife was considered the instigator of the whole affair. She was constantly pointing out how unfair the division of power was among the family of the Leviim.

There is a Pasuk in Mishlei that says חכמת נשים בנתה בית, the wisdom of women have built homes. This refers to the wife of און בן פלת. All of the 250 men who joined Korach were first born. However, און בן פלת’s wife convinced him that he had nothing to gain by joining the rebellion. Either way, און would not become the leader. She ultimately saved her husband’s life.

We must never underestimate the power and influence of a woman. It is not a cliche to say that behind every great man, is a great woman.