Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 Ė 17:27)


12:1 Why is there an apparently unnecessary word "lecha" (for yourself) in this verse?
What three things does traveling diminish?
12:2 How did G-d make Abrahamís name great?
What blessing did G-d give to Abraham?
What does "you will be a blessing" mean?
Why was G-d going to show Abraham the Land in the future?
12:5 Who are the souls and how did they make them?
12:6 Why did Abraham stop at Shechem?
What is the Plain of Moreh and why is it alluded to here?
What does "the Canaanite was then in the land" mean?
12:7 Why did he build an altar there?
12:8 What do we learn from the unusual Hebrew spelling of "his tent"?
Why did he build an altar there?
12:9 What does "going and traveling" teach us?
12:10 Why was there a famine in the land?
Why was this a sin for Abraham to do and what was the end result?
12:11 What does the Midrash say about "now have I known"?
What are two other explanations of :now have I known"?
12:14 How did the Egyptians see that Sarah was beautiful?
12:15 How did they laud her to Pharaoh?
12:16 How did he acquire all of the property mentioned in this verse?
12:17 How did Hashem afflict Pharaoh?
What do we learn from "by the word of Sarai"?
12:20 What does "and they sent off" mean?
13:3 What do we learn from "on his journeys"?
13:5 What does "who went with Abram" teach us?
13:7 What was the quarreling about?
13:8 What are two explanations of "men who are brothers"?
13:13 What do we learn from this verse?
Why did the Torah use "wicked" and "sinful"?
What do we learn from "to Hashem"?
13:14 What does this verse have to do with Ethics of the Fathers 2:4?
13:18 What does "and Abram pitched tent" mean?
Who is Mamre and what did he do?
What do we learn from "which are in Hebron"?
14:1 Who is Amraphel?
14:2 Why is the king of Zoarís name not mentioned?
14:3 What is the modern name of the "Salt Sea"?
14:7 Why is it called En-Mishpat?
How was it "the territory of the Amalekites"?
14:12 What does "and he was residing in Sodom" teach us?
14:13 Who was the fugitive and why did he tell Abram about Lot?
Why is Abram called "the Ivri"?
14:14 Why 318 men?
Why "as far as Dan"?
With what did Abraham arm them and why?
14:22-23 Why was it necessary for Abraham to take a solemn oath?
15:1 What do the Hebrew words "achar" and "acharei" signify?
15:2 What was Hashem a shield against?
15:6 Why didnít Abraham ask G-d for a sign here as he did regarding the promise of receiving the Land of Israel?
15:9 What do "three heifers" signify
What do "three goats" signify?
What do "three rams" signify?
15:10 Why did he divide the animals in two?
Why didnít he divide the birds?
15:12 What is "and behold...great darkness fell upon him" an allusion to?
15:14 What does "and also the nation" mean?
How will Hashem punish?
15:15 What does "to your ancestors" teach us?
15:18 Why is "have I given" in the past tense?
15:19 Why did Hashem only give to the Israelites the land of seven of the ten nations mentioned?
16:1 Why does the Torah mention the fact that Hagar was Egyptian?
16:2 How is someone who has children "built up"?
What does "to the voice of Sarai" teach us?
Why did the Matriarchs give their handmaidens to their husbands?
16:3 How did Sarai "take" Hagar?
What does "at the end of ten years" teach us?
16:4 What does "he came" teach us?
How did Sarai lose esteem in Hagarís eyes?
16:5 What was the injustice and who performed it?
How many times did Hagar conceive?
16:6 How did Sarai afflict Hagar?
16:9-11 Why does each verse begin "and an angel of Hashem said to her"?
16:12 What is the meaning of "a wild-ass of a man"?
What does "his hand in everything" mean?
What does "and everyoneís hand against him" mean?
What does "and over all his offspring shall he dwell" mean?
16:13 Why did Hagar call Hashem "the G-d of Vision"?
16:14 Who is the "Living One"?
16:15 Why did Abraham name his son Ishmael?
16:16 Why does the Torah tell us how old Abraham was when Ishmael was born?
17:1 What does "Shaddai"mean?
How would Abraham be perfect?
What does this verse have to do with the Akeida (Binding of Isaac)?
17:2 What covenant?
17:3 Why did Abraham fall on his face?
17:5 What is the connection between Abrahamís new name and circumcision?
17:6 What nations?
17:7 What covenant?
17:8 What does this verse teach us about the Land of Israel?
17:10 What covenant?
Why is "between you" in the plural in Hebrew?
17:14 What does "a male" teach us?
Is a father punished by "karet" for not circumcising his son?
What does "that soul shall be cut off" mean?
17:15 What is the difference in meaning between Sarahís old and new name?
17:16 How will G-d bless Sarah?
17:17 What does "and Abraham fell on his face and laughed" mean?
17:18 What does "might live before You" mean?
17:19 What do the first two Hebrew letters of Isaacís name have in common with Abraham and Sarah?
What does "and I will fulfill my covenant" mean?
17:23 What does "on that very day" teach us?
17:26 What does "on that very day" teach us?

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