Korah (korach, קורח) was the name of a prominent Levite. It comes from the first verse of this week’s reading, which says, “Now Korach the son of Izhar… took action” (Numbers 16:1).
This week’s Torah reading tells the story of how Korach led an unsuccessful rebellion against Moses and Aaron. After thwarting the insurrection, God confirms Aaron in the priesthood and provides additional legislation regarding priestly and Levitical privileges and responsibilities.
Can you see how current events are lining up with the story in The Torah?