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R. Jonathan b. Jose b. Lekunia enquired of R. Simeon b. Jose b. Lekunia: Where is the prohibition in the Torah againstintercourse with a menstruous woman? He took a clod, and threw it at him.Prohibition against intercourse with amenstruant! And into a woman who is impure by heruncleanness thou shalt not approach! Well then, [I meant toask] where do we find
They shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate. What is meant by with their enemies inthe gate? Said R. Hiyya b. Abba, Even father and son, master and disciple, who study Torah at the same gatebecome enemies of each other; yet they donot stir from there until they come to love each other
Any dispute which is for the sake of Heaven will last, and that which is not for the sake of Heaven will not last.Whatis [an example of] a dispute for the sake of Heaven? The dispute between Hillel and Shammai.What is [an exampleof] one that is not for the sake of Heaven? This is the disputeof Korach and his group.
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Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, withDathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men;
and they rose up in face of Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, twohundred and fifty men; they were princes of the congregation, the elect menof the assembly, men of renown;
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and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron,and said unto them: 'Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregationare holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them; wherefore thenlift ye up yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?'
And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face.
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And he spoke unto Korah and unto all his company, saying: 'In the morningthe LORD will show who are His, and who is holy, and will cause him tocome near unto Him; even him whom He may choose will He cause to comenear unto Him.
This do: take you censors, Korah, and all his company;
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and put fire therein, and put incense upon them before the LORD to-morrow; and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy; ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.'
And Moses said unto Korah: 'Hear now, ye sons of Levi:
is it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you