Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32)
6:9 What does this verse have to do with a
synagogue's announcement sheets?
What are the two meanings of "in his generations?
What is the difference between Noah and Abraham as exemplified by "Noah walked with G-d"?
What does this verse have to do with certain Rosh Hashanah prayers?
6:11 How had the earth become corrupt?
According to the Midrash what did the people do to deserve the Flood and how is this reflected in modern society?
6:12 What does "all the flesh" indicate?
How had the domestic animals, beasts and birds sinned?
Why would G-d destroy the animals?
6:13 Why would the destruction include even the good people?
6:14 How long did it take Noah to build the ark?
Why did G-d want Noah to build the ark?
Why did G-d want the ark to be built from gopher wood?
What was the reason for the compartments?
Why did Noah’s ark have tar inside but Moses "ark" did not?
6:16 What are the two explanations of the words "a light"?
Why was the entrance to be "in its side"?
What were the three decks used for?
What does this verse have to do with Lot?
6:17 What does "and as for Me, behold I am about to bring" mean?
Why is the Flood called "mabool" in Hebrew?
Why does Onkelos translate "mabool" as "tofnah"?
Why is Babylonia called "Shinar" in verse 11:2?
Why is the Flood called "the waters of Noah" in Isaiah 54:9?
6:18 What was the covenant needed for?
What do we learn from "You, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you"?
How does the above differ from the order in verse 8:16?
6:19 What does "and from all that lives" mean?
What does "two of each" mean?
What does "to keep alive" imply?
6:20 What does "according to its kind" imply?
How did Noah get the animals?
6:21 Why did Noah and his family eat before feeding the animals since this is prohibited by the Gemara?
6:22 What does "Noah did" refer to?
7:1 What do we learn from how G-d addressed Noah in this verse and how Noah was referred to in verse 6:9?
7:2 What does "pure" mean and what do we learn from this?
Why "seven by seven"?
How does Maskil LeDavid interpret this?
7:4 Why did G-d wait seven days?
How old was Noah when the Flood began?
How old was Methusaleh when the Flood began?
What does 40 days correspond to?
Why did it rain for this amount of time?
7:5 What does "and Noah did" refer to?
7:7 What do we learn from "because of the waters of the Flood?
Why didn’t the people believe Noah about the impending Flood?
7:11 What Hebrew month was this?
What does "the great deep" have to do with G-d punishing "measure for measure"?
7:12 Why does it say "the rain was upon the earth for 40 days" but in verse 7:17 it says "the Flood was on the earth 40 days"?
What does the number 40 represent and where else is it found in the Hebrew Bible?
7:13 What does "on that very day" teach us?
7:14 What does "bird of any wing" teach us?
7:16 What does "and Hashem closed off in front of him" mean?
7:22 What animal form does this verse exclude and why?
7:23 What does the Hebrew for "only Noah" teach us?
Why is Noah just referred to as Noah?
Why is Noah not referred to as "our father" or "our teacher"?
8:1 What Divine attribute does the Hebrew word "Elokim" refer to?
8:4 What month does this verse refer to?
8:5 What month does this verse refer to?
8:7 Why did the raven fly back and forth and what do we learn from this?
8:11 What does the olive branch in the dove’s mouth teach us about our actions?
8:15-17 What do these verses teach us about fulfilling our mission in life?
8:16 What does "you and your wife" imply?
8:17 What does "on the earth" written after "and they shall swarm" teach us?
8:20 Why didn’t Noah offer sacrifices before the Flood to pray that the Flood should not happen?
8:21 Why are the words containing "continue" repeated?
9:3 How does this verse differ from what was allowed to Adam?
9:4 What two prohibitions are found in this verse?
9:7 What does the juxtaposition of "be fruitful and multiply" with verses that deal with the punishment of murder teach us?
9:9 Why did Hashem make the covenant in this verse?
9:12 Why is "to generations forever" written defectively in Hebrew?
9:20-21 What do these verses and verse 9:1 teach us about Divine blessings?
9:20 How did Noah debase himself?
What are three interpretations of " the man of the`earth"?
How did he get the materials to plant a vineyard and what did the vineyard encompass?
9:21 What is "his tent" an allusion to and why are they alluded to here?
9:22 Why is Canaan mentioned in this verse?
Is there a more deeper meaning of the word "saw"?
9:23 Why is "took" in the singular in Hebrew?
What were the rewards/curses for Noah’s children for doing this?
What does "their faces were turned backward" teach us?
9:26 How did Hashem bless Shem?
What type of slave will Canaan be?
Why does the verse end "to them" rather than "to him"?
9:27 Why is "and Canaan shall be a slave to him" repeated here?
Which of Japeth’s descendents built the First and Second Temples?
10:2 Who is Tiras and why is he mentioned here?
10:8 How did Nimrod "begin to be a mighty man"?
10:9 How was he "mighty at trapping"?
What does "before Hashem" mean?
10:11 Why did Ashur leave?
10:12 What is the name of the great city and how do we know?
10:13 What does the Lehabim mean and why was he called this?
10:14 How did Phillstim come from both Pathrusim and Caslukim?
10:18 What does "branched out" refer to?
10:19 What does "gavool" mean in modern Hebrew?
10:20 What does "by their languages, in their lands" mean?
10:21 Who is "the ancestor of all those who lived on the other side"?
Why is Ham not mentioned also as Shem’s brother?
10:25 What was divided?
What do we learn from this verse?
Why was he called Yoktan?
What was Yoktan’s reward?
10:26 What does Hazarmaveth mean and why was he called this?
11:1-7 What do these verses teach us about modern living?
11:1 What was the one language and why was it called "one language"?
What does "unified words" mean?
How many years after Creation was the Flood?
What does "and they found a valley" teach us?
11:3-4 What do these verses have to do with Deuteronomy 8:17?
11:7 Who did Hashem consult and why?
How did the failure to communicate cause the dispersal of the inhabitants of the valley?
11:9 Which sin was greater, that of the generation of the Flood or the generation of the Dispersal?
Why was the punishment less?
What do we learn from this?
11:10 What does this verse mean?
11:28 According to the Midrash what does " in the presence of Terah his father" mean?
11:29 Who is Iscah?
11:32 Why does Scripture put the death of Terah after the departure of Abraham?
What do we learn from "and Terah died"?
Why is the Hebrew letter "nun" inverted in Haran?