Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chumash Review

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1.    Why does it mean Vayailech, Vayikach? (go and take)

a.    Rashi: Divorced, because of pharaoh’s decree, than remarried because Miriam’s advice

b.    Ibn Ezra(rabbi avraham):going to a different town (Jews were spread out)

c.    Ramban: got married, to be role model (taking charge, setting an example)

2.    Why are Moshe’s parents not mentioned in this Pasuk

a.    Yichus, only important based on what you accomplished

b.    Lineage is nice, but it depends on what you do with it

c.    Moshe, the savior of Jews, had a mother and father, unlike Jesus

d.    It’s all you , at the end of the day

e.    Anyone with a mother and father can be a savior (normal ppl.)

3.    What does it mean “Ki Tov Hu?

a.    He was good

b.    Rashi: shine, light in house

c.    Rashbam: 6 months old, healthy, survived, she wasn’t expected to deliver for another 3 months= able to hide

d.    Ramban: fact that born early and healthy. Mother felt that everything would be okay

e.    Rav Hirsch: first 3 months, good baby, didn’t cry. After that everyone would play with him=distraction

4.    Why was Moshe placed in the (reeds of the Nile) Suf

a.    Rashbam: Moshe was placed in the reef because people that walked by couldn’t see him. Women bathing themselves could see, women are more protective, a man would have seen a baby that was in the middle of the river.

5.    Why did Yocheved place Moshe in the Nile?

a.    Seforno:  Many abandoned babies in Egypt because of adultery and incest. The river was like a modern day firehouse, people would leave babies there all the time

b.    Rav Hirsch: by the water because people specifically bathe there. They knew women would come.

6.    Who was the Na’ar who was crying

a.    Rashi: Moshe

b.    Ba’al Haturim: Aaron because Na’ar sounds older, it would have said tinok (baby) if it was Moshe

7.    Why did bat paroh have compassion for the baby?

a.    Ramban: lost baby, natural compassion

b.    Rav Hirsch: good looking baby (Ibn Ezra agrees)

8.    How did bat paroh know he was Jewish?

a.    Ramban: why else are babies in the water? (after decree)

b.    Ibn Ezra: brit milah

9.    What was the value of growing up in a palace

a.    Ibn Ezra: learned how to be a great leader(from Paroh)

b.    Rashi: he was given certain tasks of leadership

10. How did Moshe know he was Jewish

a.    His mom told him (3 months old)

b.    His name was a constant reminder

c.    Brit milah

d.    Ramban: Egyptians told him he was adopted

11. Why did Moshe kill the Egyptian

a.    Figuring out identity, Jewish or Egyptian, who am i?

b.    Rav Moshe Lichtenstein: Moshe was trying to start a revolution (before the burning bush), ex: revolt against Egyptian. 2 Jews were fighting about whether to join the revolution or not

c.    Rashi: Moshe was afraid about the Jews who weren’t supporting him. Jews are in exile because they are fighting. Deserving what getting, Moshe left because fed up with Jews, he came back because g-d told him to

12. How long was Moshe in Midyan for?

a.    Rashi: the whole time

b.    Malbim: Jews were sitting ducks, on Tigris and Euphrates during bavel…(he said they settled)

c.    Ramban: hiding, on move, settled down once pharaoh died (at end)

13. Why was Moshe a Shepard?

a.    Working for yitro

b.    Away from city, not seen

14. What was Machloket between Ramban and Ibn Ezra?

a.    Why does g-d have to tell him to go

                                                          i.    Ramban: only go temporarily, so g-d tells him to go permanently, when he takes his family to show the Jews that he is serious   

                                                        ii.    Ibn Ezra: word of torah, repetition

15. What happened at the well

a.    (moshe at well, punches guy who was there)

b.    Ramban: moshe, still has passion and morals to defend the weak, ready to go

16. Connection between death of Paroh and Jews crying out to g-d?

a.    Rashi: Paroh was bathing in Jewish baby blood (to cure disease)

b.    Ramban: 2nd paroh is worse than 1st, they were hoping the 2ndwas better

c.    Daat Zekeinim: Torah is finally putting everything together= redemption

17.  G-d saw, G-d Knew

a.    Ramban: g-d knows what’s going on, took step back, Jews weren’t deserving of being saved but since they prayed, g-d responded

b.    Philosophical= sometimes g-d doesn’t actively get involved

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