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Bereshit: Vayishlach: Was Schechem reincarnated?
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October 30, 2017
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
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How did Hashem warn the residents of Sedom and Amorah?
Lech Lecha: Ch. 18 Vs.20
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יְהוָ֔ה זַעֲקַ֛ת סְדֹ֥ם וַעֲמֹרָ֖ה כִּי־רָ֑בָּה וְחַ֨טָּאתָ֔ם כִּ֥י כָבְדָ֖ה מְאֹֽד׃
Then the LORD said, “The outrage of Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and th...
October 29, 2017
How did Lot's third daughter die?
Then the LORD said, “The outrage of Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave!
October 27, 2017
How was Avraham rewarded for not taking from the spoils?
Lech Lecha: Ch. 14 Vs.23
אִם־מִחוּט֙ וְעַ֣ד שְׂרֽוֹךְ־נַ֔עַל וְאִם־אֶקַּ֖ח מִכָּל־אֲשֶׁר־לָ֑ךְ וְלֹ֣א תֹאמַ֔ר אֲנִ֖י הֶעֱשַׁ֥רְתִּי אֶת־אַבְרָֽם׃
I will not take so much as a thread or a sandal...
October 26, 2017
What did Avraham and Haman have in common?
Both their mother’s name was Amatlai:
Avraham’s mother was called Amatlai bat Karnevo and the mother of Haman was called Amatlai bat Orevati.
A mnemonic, so as not to confuse the two, is that a raven (...
October 25, 2017
Why did Avraham build an altar in Ai?
Lech Lecha: Ch. 12 Vs.7
וַיֵּרָ֤א יְהוָה֙ אֶל־אַבְרָ֔ם וַיֹּ֕אמֶר לְזַ֨רְעֲךָ֔ אֶתֵּ֖ן אֶת־הָאָ֣רֶץ הַזֹּ֑את וַיִּ֤בֶן שָׁם֙ מִזְבֵּ֔חַ לַיהוָ֖ה
The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “I will a...
October 24, 2017
What did Avraham wear around his neck?
Lech Lecha: Ch. 12 Vs.4
וַיֵּ֣לֶךְ אַבְרָ֗ם כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר דִּבֶּ֤ר אֵלָיו֙ יְהוָ֔ה וַיֵּ֥לֶךְ אִתּ֖וֹ ל֑וֹט וְאַבְרָ֗ם בֶּן־חָמֵ֤שׁ שָׁנִים֙ וְשִׁבְעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה בְּצֵאת֖וֹ מֵחָרָֽן׃
Abram went forth as...
October 23, 2017
What was depicted on Avraham's coin?
Abram went forth as the LORD had...
October 22, 2017
Who ever minted a coin that was universally accepted?
Abram went fort...
October 20, 2017
What happened during the 7 days leading to the Flood?
Noach: Ch. 7 Vs.4
כִּי֩ לְיָמִ֨ים ע֜וֹד שִׁבְעָ֗ה אָֽנֹכִי֙ מַמְטִ֣יר עַל־הָאָ֔רֶץ אַרְבָּעִ֣ים י֔וֹם וְאַרְבָּעִ֖ים לָ֑יְלָה וּמָחִ֗יתִי אֶֽת־כָּל־הַיְקוּם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשִׂ֔יתִי מֵעַ֖ל פְּנֵ֥י הָֽ...
October 19, 2017
Who disobeyed G-d's command not to engage in sexual relations on the Ark? And how were they punished..?
Noach: Ch. 8 Vs.7
וַיְשַׁלַּ֖ח אֶת־הָֽעֹרֵ֑ב וַיֵּצֵ֤א יָצוֹא֙ וָשׁ֔וֹב עַד־יְבֹ֥שֶׁת הַמַּ֖יִם מֵעַ֥ל הָאָֽרֶץ׃
And sent out the raven; it went t...