Parsha Q&A - Eikev
This issue is dedicated in memory of Chava Leah bas Yosef Yitzchak, Eve Lynn Koppele, on her second Yahrzeit 19 Av 5756
- What must the Jewish People do to ensure that Hashem will fulfill His promise to do good for us?
- What were the: a) 'wonders'; b) 'strong hand'; c) 'outstretched arm' - that the Jewish People witnessed in Egypt?
- When a mitzvah is performed by a group of people whose name is attached to it?
- How did the Jewish People do their laundry while in the Midbar?
- How did the Jewish People obtain clothing for their growing children while they lived in the Midbar?
- How many days did Moshe spend on Mt. Sinai altogether?
- On what day did Moshe come down from Mt. Sinai having received complete forgiveness for the Jewish People?
- Hashem was angry at Aaron because of his role in the sin of the golden calf. How was Aaron punished?
- Who made the Aron in which Moshe placed the second set of Luchos when he came down from Mt. Sinai? What special function did it later serve?
- Which sin committed by the Jewish People was prompted by the death of Aaron?
- Why were the Levi'im selected by Hashem from among the Jewish People?
- Why do the Levi'im have no portion in the land?
- All aspects of man's life are In Hashem's 'hands' except one. What is this?
- What is the "added benefit" of observing the mitzvos?
- What is meant by circumcising one's heart?
- What are the sources of water for the fields of Egypt and Eretz Yisrael?
- What path does the Torah prescribe for gaining new knowledge?
- Which activity is 'serving Hashem with the heart'?
- When the Jewish People sin, why are they considered worse than the generation of the flood?
- How does one 'cleave to Hashem'?
|In verses 7:25-26, Hashem commands the Jewish People to destroy the idols of the Canaanites. The Torah commands immediately after this to observe all of the commandments (8:1). Why this juxtaposition?|
- Lesson of the Midbar
- Resources of the Land
- Blessing After the Meal
- Source of Power
- In defense of the Jewish People
- For Our Sake
- Better Than Egypt
- Individual and Community
- Hashem's Direct Influence
- Royal Adversaries
- Advantage of Observance
- Sefer Hachinuch
- Blessing After the Meal
- Loving the Convert
- Fear of Hashem
- Cleaving to the Wise
- 7:12 - Guard even the 'light' commandments.
- 7:19 - The: a) Plagues; b) Pestilence; c) Slaying of the firstborn.
- 8:1 - The person who finishes it.
- 8:4 - The Ananei Kavod (Clouds of Glory) would clean and bleach their clothing.
- 8:4 - As their children grew, their clothing grew with them.
- 9:18 - 120 days.
- 9:18 - The tenth of Tishrei, Yom Kippur.
- 9:20 - His two sons died.
- 10:1 - Moshe made the Aron while he was on Mt. Sinai. This became the Aron that would accompany the Jewish People into battle.
- 10:6-7 - When Aaron died the Ananei Kavod disappeared. The Jewish People fearing war with the King of Arad appointed a leader and retreated toward Egypt eight stations. The Levi'im fought with them and forced them to return.
- 10:8 - Because they did not participate in the sin of the golden calf.
- 10:9 - They were chosen to serve for the service of the Mizbeach (altar) and thus were not free to work the land.
- 10:12 - Fear of Heaven is dependent upon the person.
- 10:13 - There is reward.
- 10:16 - To remove those things that block the words of Torah from entering.
- 11:10 - Egypt is irrigated by manually carrying water up from the Nile. Eretz Yisrael is supplied by rainwater requiring no work on the part of its inhabitants.
- 11:13 - By repeatedly reviewing what one knows, one more easily acquires new knowledge.
- 11:13 - Prayer.
- 11:17 - Because the generation of the flood had no one from whom to learn.
- 11:22 - Attaching oneself to Torah scholars.
|The purpose of idol worship was to obtain success in three areas; long life, children, and money. The Torah promises that one will receive everything via fulfillment of the mitzvos. "That you may live" - the Torah is
promising long life in this world; "And multiply" - i.e., many children; "And come to possess" - attainment of
riches through inheritance of the Land.
Written and Compiled by Rabbi Eliyahu Kane
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman
Production Design: Lev Seltzer
HTML Design: Michael Treblow
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