Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)
13:17 Why did the Israelites need Pharaoh’s permission to leave Egypt?
13:18 What does the Hebrew word “soof” mean?
What is an alternative meaning of the Hebrew word “chamushim” (armed)?
13:19 Why didn’t Joseph make his sons swear to take his remains out of Egypt as Jacob made him swear to do?
What do we learn from the latter part of this verse?
How did Moses know where Joseph was buried?
Why didn’t he just ask G-d?
13:22 What does “He would not remove” mean?
14:2 Why is the city called Pi-Hacherot”? What was the original name?
Why did Baal Zephon remain since it was an Egyptian god?
14:5 What made Pharaoh think that he could get the Israelites to return to Egypt?
14:7 Where did the horses come from to pull the chariots?
14:10 Why is the Hebrew word for “journeying” in the singular?
14:12 In what previous verse did they say this?
14:13 What do we learn from this verse and verse 14:30?
14:13-14 Why were the Israelites told to remain passive against the Egyptians but to be active
against Amalek (17:7, 17:16)
14:15 What does this verse teach us?
14:19 Why did the angel go behind the Israelites?
What does the use of the word “Elokim” connote?
Why did the pillar of Cloud remain?
14:21 What does “and the waters split” teach us?
14:22 What do we learn from the differences in the wording and spelling of this verse and verse 14:29
14:24 What did the pillar of fire and cloud do?
How did G-d confound the Egyptians?
14:25 How did the wheels come off?
14:27 How were the Egyptians stirred?
14:30 Why did the Israelites have to see the Egyptians dead on the shore?
15:1 Why is the Hebrew word for sang (yashir) in the future tense? Why is it in the singular form?
Why is the horse mentioned before the rider?
15:6 Why is the right hand mentioned twice in this verse?
15:20 What does “the sister of Aaron” imply?
15:22 Why did Moses “cause Israel to journey”?
15:25 What laws did Moses tell them?
What did he test?
What is the difference in the way we acquired the Torah and the way that we acquired Shabbat?
15:26 What are some examples of a “chok”?
15:27 What do the twelve springs and seventy date palms correspond to?
16:1 Why is the date specifically stated?
16:2-4 Why was the manna necessary to be received before receiving the Torah?
16:4 What is the test?
16:5 What does “double” mean?
16:6 How will they know?
16:7 What does this verse teach us about true humility?
16:8 What does “meat to eat” teach us?
Why was the meat given in the evening?
16:20 What people “left over”?
16:23 What does this verse tell us?
17:16 Why are the Hebrew words for “throne of G-d” abbreviated?