Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35)
30:11 Is this verse a command to take a census?
How is the census to be taken?
Where in the Bible did a plague break out after an improperly conducted census?
30:13 What does the word “this” indicate?
What does "by the holy shekel” mean?
30:13-15 What do we learn from the spelling of the Hebrew word “machatzeet” (half)
30:14 What do we learn from this verse?
What does “to atone for your souls” mean?
What is the alternate interpretation of the verse?
How is this census different than the census of the tribe of Levi (Numbers 3:15)?
30:15 What were the half shekel donations used for?
Why were these items singled out to be made out of the compulsory donations?
30:16 What do we learn from “and give it to the work of the Tent of Meeting”?
Why should there be a census then?
What month and date was the command to construct the Mishkan given?
What month was the second census taken?
How could the totals of both censuses be identical if they were taken a year apart?
30:18 What is a Kiyyor?
What is “its base”?
30:19 How are the hands and feet to be sanctified the same time?
30:20 Why would they come to the Tent of Meeting?
Which Altar is referred to in this verse?
What does the word “to serve” modify?
30:21 What does this verse impose?
30:23 What does “prime spices” mean?
Why does it say “aromatic cinnamon?
Why is the weight spoken of “in halves”?
What does “half of it” teach us?
30:24 What is a Kiddah?
30:26 What shape is the anointing?
30:31 What does the Hebrew word “zeh” (this is) teach us?
30:33 What does “stranger” mean?
30:34 What is galbanun? Why was it included?
31:3 What does “knowledge” refer to?
31:6 Who does “and into the heart of all... I have put wisdom” refer to?
Why is the Menorah described as “pure”?
31:10 What do the “mesh garments” refer to?
31:11 What does “for that which is holy” refer to?
31:13 What does “to know” mean?
31:14 What does “those who profane it” refer to?
What do you legally need before being put to death?
31:15 What does “Shabbat Shabbaton” indicate?
What does “holy unto Hashem” refer to?
31:16-17 Where are these verses found in the Siddur?
Why does it say “make the Shabbat”?
31:17 What does the Talmud say about observing the Shabbat properly?
What does this have to do with a proprietor of a store who closes it down because
business is poor?
31:18 What does this verse prove?
What do we learn from the way the Hebrew word “k’chalohtoh” (and he finished) is
What do we learn from “speaking with him”?
What do we learn from the spelling of the Hebrew word “loochoht” (Tablets)?
32:1 What does the word “delayed” connote?
What does “this Moses” refer to?
32:2 Why did Aaron say this?
32:4 What does “and he bound it into a scarf” mean?
Who actually made the Golden Calf?
What does “these are your gods” teach us?
Who were the “eirev rav”?
32:5 Why did Aaron build the altar?
Why was the festival to be tomorrow?
32:6 What caused them to arise early?
What does “and they got up to sport” mean?
32:7 Why does the verse contain both “go” and “descend”?
Why does the verse say “your nation”?
32:15 What does “on both their surfaces” teach us?
What is implied by “on one side and on that”?
Why did Moses turn before he descended?
What does this verse have to do with a Kohen in the Temple?
32:20 Why did he make them drink it?
32:27 Where did G-d say this?
What does “his brother” refer to?
32:29 What does “fill your hands” mean?
Who do “son” and “brother” refer to?
32:31 Why did Moses make a point of saying that the calf was made of gold?
32:35 What do we learn from this verse?
33:1 Why does the verse say “ascend from here”?
Why doesn’t it say “your people” as it did in 32:7?
33:2 Why are there only six nations mentioned here yet there are seven nations mentioned in Deuteronomy 7:1?
33:4 What was the bad news?
What do “the crowns” refer to?
33:7 What does “Tent of Meeting” refer to?
How far away did Moses pitch his tent from the camp?
Why this distance?
What do we learn from “whoever would seek Hashem”?
33:8 Why does this verse use both “rise” and “stand”?
33:11 Why does it say “would speak”?
What did Moses do when he returned to the camp?
How long did he keep up the above practice?
What month and date did Moses break the original Tablets?
What month and date did he burn the Golden Calf and judge the sinners?
When did G-d tell Moses to ascend the second time?
When did G-d forgive Israel?
What holiday is this date now?
What did G-d say when he forgave Israel?
33:13 What is the intent of this verse?
33:14 What does “My face shall go” mean?
33:17 What matter?
What does this verse have to do with Job?
33:18-22 What did Moses request to be enlightened about?
According to one opinion in the Talmud, who wrote the Book of Job?
What do we learn about living through tragedy?
33:22 Why did G-d have to place Moses in the cleft of the rock?
33:23 What did Moses see when G-d showed him his back?
34:1 What does “for yourself” mean?
34:6 What does the duplication of G-d’s name mean?
Where is the latter part of this verse found?
What does “Truth” mean?
34:6-7 What are these verses describing?
34:7 Where is the first part of this verse found?
What is the difference between “iniquity” and “willful sins”?
What does “upon the fourth” teach us?
34:8 What did Moses hear that made him bow on the ground?
34:9 What does “make us a portion” mean?
34:10 What distinctions?
34:13 What are idol-trees?
34:14 What does “Zealous” allude to?
Why is there a large "resh" in the Hebrew word "acher" (other)?
34:20 How is the redemption of a holy object different from the redemption of a donkey?
What is the redemption price?
Who shall not be seen empty-handed?
34:21 What harvesting is mandatory and overrides Shabbat?
34:22 What is called “first fruits”?
34:23 How many times is this verse mentioned in the Torah? Where?
34:24 Who are required to make the pilgrimages?
What is the message of this mitzvah?
34:29 What statue was made through a misinterpretation of this verse?
Why did Moses face become radiant?
34:32 How did Moses teach them?