Parshas Korach: Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz – The Low Threshold Of Genius
Oin ben Peles was part of Korach’s group. The gemara Sanhedrin (109b) says that Oin was saved, thanks to his wife’s “Chochma”. What was her great “Chochma” that the gemara refers too? That she told her husband that it makes no difference to him who leads the people, so why get involved? Does that take such a big genius?
Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz answers that during a Machlokes when people are all emotionally entangled, no one speaks with a great deal of intelligence. Merely speaking logically and rationally during these times qualifies your words as Chochma. (Derech Sicha)