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November 8, 2017
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
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Chaye Sarah: Ch. 23 Vs.19
How did Adam and Chava react to Avraham burying Sarah?
וְאַחֲרֵי־כֵן֩ קָבַ֨ר אַבְרָהָ֜ם אֶת־שָׂרָ֣ה אִשְׁתּ֗וֹ אֶל־מְעָרַ֞ת שְׂדֵ֧ה הַמַּכְפֵּלָ֛ה עַל־פְּנֵ֥י מַמְרֵ֖א הִ֣וא חֶבְר֑וֹן בְּאֶ֖רֶץ כְּנָֽעַן׃
And then Abraham buried...
November 7, 2017
Chaye Sarah: Ch. 23 Vs.9
How did Avraham find out about the special cave?
וְיִתֶּן־לִ֗י אֶת־מְעָרַ֤ת הַמַּכְפֵּלָה֙ אֲשֶׁר־ל֔וֹ אֲשֶׁ֖ר בִּקְצֵ֣ה שָׂדֵ֑הוּ בְּכֶ֨סֶף מָלֵ֜א יִתְּנֶ֥נָּה לִ֛י בְּתוֹכְכֶ֖ם לַאֲחֻזַּת־קָֽבֶר׃
Let him sell me the cave of M...
November 6, 2017
Lech Lecha: Ch. 23 Vs.2
How did Sara die?
וַתָּ֣מָת שָׂרָ֗ה בְּקִרְיַ֥ת אַרְבַּ֛ע הִ֥וא חֶבְר֖וֹן בְּאֶ֣רֶץ כְּנָ֑עַן וַיָּבֹא֙ אַבְרָהָ֔ם לִסְפֹּ֥ד לְשָׂרָ֖ה וְלִבְכֹּתָֽהּ
Sarah died in Kiriath-arba now Hebron in the land of Canaan; and Abraham proceed...
November 3, 2017
About Yitzchak and Ishmael's argument?
Lech Lecha: Ch. 22 Vs.1
: וַיְהִ֗י אַחַר֙ הַדְּבָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֔לֶּה וְהָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים נִסָּ֖ה אֶת־אַבְרָהָ֑ם וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלָ֔יו אַבְרָהָ֖ם וַיֹּ֥אמֶר הִנֵּֽנִי:
Some time after these things, God put Abraham to the test. He...
November 2, 2017
Lech Lecha: Ch. 18 Vs.24
The Angels sinned?
כִּֽי־מַשְׁחִתִ֣ים אֲנַ֔חְנוּ אֶת־הַמָּק֖וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה כִּֽי־גָֽדְלָ֤ה צַעֲקָתָם֙ אֶת־פְּנֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה וַיְשַׁלְּחֵ֥נוּ יְהוָ֖ה לְשַׁחֲתָֽהּ׃
What if there should be fifty innocent within the city; will You t...
November 1, 2017
What would Sedomites find when picking up their vegetables?
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, a...
October 30, 2017
How did Hashem warn the residents of Sedom and Amorah?
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 (...