Devarim (Deut. 1:1-3:22)
What is another term used by Torah scholars to refer to the book of Devarim?
1:1 What is the Torah emphasizing by beginning the Book of Devarim with the Hebrew word “eilah” (these)?
What is Moses doing to the people in this section?
What do we learn about speech in this verse? How does the Torah convey this?
Why does it say “to all Israel”?
What happened in the Plain?
What happened at the Sea of Reeds?
What happened at Paran?
What happened at Tophel-Laban?
What happened at Hazeroth?
What happened at Di-zahav?
1:3 What does the date teach us?
From who did Moses learn this?
Why does the verse not speak of ___________ someone at the time they are about to sin or sinning?
What does the _____ of this verse address?
1:5 What does “clarifying this Torah” mean?
1:8 Why are the names of the forefathers listed? It seems superfluous.
1:9 What does “carry you alone mean”?
How are the Jewish judges different than judges of other nations?
1:10 What is meant by “you are today like the stars of the heavens in abundance”?
1:12 What does “carry your trouble” mean?
1:13 Why does the Torah use the Hebrew word “men” here?
What does the word “heads” teach us?
1:14 What is Moses saying here?
1:15 What does the Hebrew word “took” mean?
Jethro told Moses to look for 7 traits in judges. How many traits did the judges appointed by Moses have?
What were the tasks of the Officers?
1:16 What does the Talmud derive from the phrase “Listen among your bretheren”?
1:17 How is “small and great alike” to be interpreted?
How is the judgement “under G-d”?
1:22 What does “all of you” mean?
What does the criticism in this verse refer to?
What does “bring back word” refer to? Why did they want to know this?
1:23 Why is this verse a rebuke?
What does “one man per tribe” teach us?
Why is there a different Hebrew word used for “spy it out” than the Hebrew word used earlier in the Torah?
1:25 What does “and brought it down to us” tell us?
Who said “Good is the land”?
1:26 What does this verse tell us about our responsibility concerning mitzvot?
1:34 What does this verse have to do with lashon hara (defamatory speech)?
1:36 Which land is Moses referring to?
1:44 What does “as the bees do” imply?
1:45 What does the use of the word “G-d” twice in the verse mean?
1:46 How long were they in Kadesh?
2:3 What does this verse have to do with ostentatious living and with Isaac and Esau?
2:5 What does this verse have to do with Abraham and Lot?
2:7 How does this verse relate to Ethics of the Fathers 6:4?
2:15 What does this verse mean?
2:17 What does the Hebrew use of the word “spoke” teach us?
2:25 What does “under the entire heaven” teach us?
2:28 Why does the Torah say “give me water for money” instead of “sell me water”?
2:35 What does the use of the Hebrew “we looted for ourselves” express?
3:14 Why does this verse state that “Yair..... took the entire region of Argov” and the next verse state that “To Machir I gave the Gilead”?
3:18 Who is this verse addressed to?
Why would they go before?