No Results Found.

Esther chapter 6
by in
בלילה ההוא נדדה שנת המלך: Why is the king so agitated? Why does he choose his historical record as his reading material? When Haman shows up in the middle of the night, what does Achashverosh make of it? Why does he then ask Haman what to do for one whom the king wants to honor […]
Pekudei 5779
by in
Pekudei is a form of counting, why does the Torah use פקידה rather than ספירה? Ktav V’Hakabala, Ramban on the difference between לפקוד and לספור. Does the Mishkan represent the sum total of all forms of work to the point that when we need a model for the issur melacha we look to the Mishkan? […]
Vayakhel 5779
by in
The Midrash brings that Moshe was concerned that once he passed away he wouldn’t be remembered. Hashem reassured him that his “head would be lifted” when Bnei Yisrael read כי תשא את ראש בני ישראל. Why is this the mitzvah chosen to reassure Moshe? What is the significance of the wording “lifting the head of […]
Ki Tisa 5779
by in
Unlike many other Rishonim the Yereim doesn’t count machatzit hashekel as one of the 613 mitzvot (though he still holds it’s obligatory). If it’s a command, why doesn’t he count it as one of the 613? Does he consider it as part of the mitzvot of the individual korbanot? If so, Rebbe should have placed […]
Tetzaveh 5779
by in
Tetzaveh is the only parsha after Moshe’s birth where he is not mentioned by name since it falls out right around his yahrtzeit. Oznaim L’Torah: Why is that a reason to leave his name out of the parsha? The connection between Moshe’s name and the mnemonic for Tetzaveh (מיכאל). Why is Moshe commanded that the […]
Terumah 5779
by in
Which is the real Adar? When the Gemara discusses when to celebrate Purim it doesn’t discuss which is the real Adar; it deals with not passing over mitzvot vs. linking the geulah of Purim with the geulah of Pesach. Why not simply ask which is the real Adar? ועשו לי מקדש is a mitzvah not […]
Yisro 5779
by in
Rashi asks what Yitro heard that caused him to come – everyone heard, not just Yitro? Because he was the only one who heard and did something about it. What about the war with Amalek motivated him to come – usually war keeps people away? The meaning of אנשי חיל. Does the fact that Bnei […]
Beshalach 5779
by in
Ketav Sofer: God didn’t guide the Jews via ארץ פלשתים though/because it was near. Was the concern simply that they may be afraid – ינחם usually means they might regret? What would they regret? Why is Moshe’s taking Yosef’s bones recorded here and not when describing the Jews leaving at the end of Bo? As […]
Bo 5779
by in
כתב והקבלה: The Torah mentions twice that the Arbeh consumed what the hail left over. One time it says הותיר, one time it says השאיר. What is the difference? לאמר: What does the word mean? Why do we give the same answer to the רשע and to the אינו יודע לשאול? Why is the Korban […]