Mattot (Num. 30:2-32:42)
30:2 Why did Moses just speak to the heads of the tribes?
How do we deduce from this verse that Moses was superior to the other prophets?
30:3 What does a vow have to do with a korban, an offering?
What does this verse and chapter have to do with the members of the Great Sanhedrin of King Tzidkiyahu?
What is the difference in annulling a vow and an oath?
30:4 What does “in her father’s house “ mean?
What is the age of a female “youth”?
What age is she a full adult?
30:6 What does “restrained” mean?
30:7 What period of marriage does this verse refer to?
Who has to nullify the vow of an “arusah”?
What does “and her sins are upon him” refer to?
30:8 What do we deduce from this verse?
30:9 What may we erroneously deduce from this verse?
What shows us the real meaning?
30:4,30:17 What do these verses teach us?
30:10 How does this verse apply to a widow from “nisuin” and a widow from “arusin”?
30:11 Who is this verse referring to, an arusah or a nesuah?
30:13 How do we measure “in the day of his hearing” in this verse and in verse 30:15?
30:16 What does “having heard” refer to?
30:17 What does “bear her iniquity” mean?
What do we learn from this?
How does it apply to Lev. 19:14?
31:2 Who would you also have expected to be included with the Midianites?
How could Moses take vengeance after his death?
31:3 Why did Moses speak to the people immediately upon hearing from G-d?
How do we know when “men” is used in general or in referring to men of distinction?
What does “men” imply in this verse?
31:4 “For all of the tribes in Israel” seems superfluous. What does it refer to?
31:5 Why the use of the word “delivered “ in this verse?
Shouldn’t there have been 13,000 men instead of 12,000 men?
31:6 Why was Pinchas mentioned separately?
What do we learn from Pinchas going rather than Elazar?
What are the sacred vessels?
How could Pinchas have taken the sacred vessels “in his hand”?
31:7 It is obvious that there were 5 kings. Why does the verse specifically state this?
Why was Bilaam in Midian?
Why does the verse repeat “they killed” with reference to Bilaam?
31:8 What does “on the slain ones” mean?
31:11 What are booty, spoils, plunder?
31:13 Why did Moses. Elazar, and the leaders go out to meet the army?
31:14 What does this verse teach us?
31:17 What does “and every woman who knows a man” mean?
How could they tell?
At what age was a Midianite girl fit to have relations?
31:19 What does “outside the camp” mean?
31:21 Why didn’t Moses say this instead of Elazar?
31:23 Prior to the war with Midian the Jews had a major war with Sichon, king of the Amorites (Num. 21:24). Why were the instructions for koshering utensils not given immediately after the war with Sichon?
32:16 What do we learn from this verse as opposed to verse 32:24?
32:25 Why is “said” in the singular in Hebrew instead of in the plural?