Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27)
19:2 What does “speak to the entire assembly” teach us?
What does this Torah Portion have to do with the Ten Commandments?
What are the “essentials of the Torah” in this torah Portion?
What does “you shall be holy” mean?
Why does the verse end “HaShem your G-d”?
What do the mitzvot serve to do?
19:2-4 Why does each verse end I am your G-d? Couldn't all three verses have been combined into one verse?
19:3 Why is the subject of this verse in the singular in Hebrew and the predicate in Hebrew in the plural?
Why does the verse say “man” instead of man and woman?
Why is mother placed before father in this verse and it is reversed in the Ten
Why is observing Shabbat juxtaposed with reverence for one’s parents?
What constitutes reverence of a parent?
What constitutes honoring a parent?
Why does the Torah add “I am HaShem your G-d” at the end of this verse?
19:4 What does “do not turn to the idols” mean?
What are the two prohibitions in this verse regarding making idols?
19:5 What does this verse teach us and what do we learn from this verse?
19:7 What does “of it” imply?
19:8 What is “nosar”?
What is “pagool”?
19:9 What are the laws of “peah”?
How many stalks that fall away together are considered “gleanings”?
19:10 How are “young grapes” identified?
What is considered as “fallen fruit”?
19:11 How is “you shall not steal” in this verse different than in the Ten Commandments?
Why are these commandments stated in this order?
Why is steal in the plural form in the Hebrew in this verse and in the singular form in Exodus 20:13?
19:12 What does “by my name” imply?
Why is the word swear in the plural form in Hebrew and the word desecrating in the singular form in Hebrew?
19:13 What does “you shall not cheat” refer to?
19:14 What does “a deaf person” teach us?
How is this verse interpreted?
What does “fear of G-d” mean?
19:15 What does “you shall not do wrong in justice” teach us?
What does “you shall not favor a destitute man” mean?
What are the two interpretations of “with righteousness”?
What does perversion of justice refer to and how does it relate to the destruction of
Sodom and Gomorrah?
19:16 What does “you shall not stand over the blood of your friend” mean?
19:17 What does “you shall not bear a sin because of him” mean?
What is an example of raising up the sin over someone and of raising someone up over the sin?
Why is the word rebuke repeated (in Hebrew) in the verse? It may not say rebuke in certain translations.
What is the connection between this verse and a reason that the Talmud says that
Jerusalem was destroyed?
19:18 What does love your fellow as yourself mean? How do we do this? The answer I'm looking for is not the Golden Rule.
19:20 What woman is this verse referring to?
19:23 What does “orlah” mean?
When do the three years start to be counted?
19:26 What does “you shall not eat over the blood” mean?
What does “believe in lucky times” mean?
19:29 What is this verse speaking about?
19:30 Why is Shabbat placed first in this verse?
19:32 What does “an elder” imply?
What does “honor the presence of an elder” mean?
19:33 What does “harass” refer to?
19:34 What does this verse teach us?
20:1 What is this verse linked to?
20:9 What does this verse teach us?
Why is the punishment for cursing a parent so severe?
20:10 What is the death penalty for this offense?
20:14 What does the death penalty apply to?
20:15 Why is the animal killed?
20:17 How can incest be an act of chesed (loving kindness)?
20:26 What does this verse have to do with assimilation and anti-Semitism?