For the week ending 28 December 2002 / 23 Tevet 5763
- Why does the verse say "And Yosef was in Egypt?"
- "...And they will go up out of the land." Who said this and what did he mean?
- Why did Pharaoh specifically choose water as the means of killing the Jewish boys? (Two reasons.)
- "She saw that he was good." What did she see "good" about Moshe that was unique?
- Which Hebrew men were fighting each other?
- Moshe was afraid that the Jewish People were not fit to be redeemed, because some among them committed a certain sin. What sin?
- Why did the Midianites drive Yitro's daughters away from the well?
- How did Yitro know that Moshe was Yaakov's descendant?
- What lesson was Moshe to learn from the fact that the burning bush was not consumed?
- What merit did the Jewish People have that warranted G-ds promise to redeem them?
- Which expression of redemption would assure the people that Moshe was the true redeemer?
- What did the staff turning into a snake symbolize?
- Why didn't Moshe want to be the leader?
- "And Hashem was angry with Moshe..." What did Moshe lose as a result of this anger?
- What was special about Moshe's donkey?
- About which plague was Pharaoh warned first?
- Why didn't the elders accompany Moshe and Aharon to Pharaoh? How were they punished?
- Which tribe did not work as slaves?
- Who were the: a) nogsim b) shotrim?
- How were the shotrim rewarded for accepting the beatings on behalf of their fellow Jews?
All references are to the verses and Rashis commentary, unless otherwise stated.