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Q&A : Ki Tavo

09/02/2020 05:37:19 PM


Rabbi Edward Davis

From the Text
1. When did Bnei Yisrael bring the Bikkurim, the First Fruits to the Holy Temple?
2. What happened to the Ma’aser Sheini, the second tithe, on the 3rd and 6th year of the seven year cycle?
3. During the Blessings and the Curses, who stood in the valley loudly pronouncing the Blessings and the Curses? (27:14)
4. The Tochachah (the Admonition), consisting of many curses, is read twice in the Torah (in Bechukotai and in Ki Tavo). Before which two holidays is the Tochachah, Admonition, read?
5. What physical needs were met miraculously, in order to make it easy for Bnei Yisrael to know Hashem in the desert? (29:4)

From Rashi
6. Which fruits were brought as Bikkurim? (26:2)
7. When they crossed the Jordan River, they were required to set up great stones for the display of the Torah. Where did they erect these stones? (27:2)
8. What two differences are noted between the Curses listed here and those listed at the end of Vayikra? (28:23)
9. What Berachah is meant by “Blessed shall you be when you go out”? (28:6)
10. In the Curses of the Admonition, Moshe said that Hashem will scatter us among all the peoples, and there we shall serve other gods. How does Rashi interpret the last phrase? (28:64)

From the Rabbis
11. When Bnei Yisrael conquered and possessed Eretz Yisrael, there was no Holy Temple. Where did they bring Bikkurim (First Fruits)? (Ramban 26:2)
12. What was written on these big stones that they erected? (Rav Saadia Gaon as cited by the Ibn Ezra (27:3)
13. What is the common denominator to all the sins listed in 27:15-26? (Ibn Ezra, Rashbam)

Haftorah.   Isaiah
14. In the future days of Mashiach, the entire nation of Israel will become what kind of people?

a) Moshe - Calev
b) Aharon - Nachshon
c) Kehat - Amram (two answers)
d) Lavan - Yitzchak (two answers)
e) Adah - Leah

1. Shavuot
2. During the 3rd and 6th year, Ma’aser Oni, the tithe for the poor was given instead of the Ma’aser Sheini.
3. The Leviyim
4. Before Shavuot and before Rosh HaShanah.
5. “Your garment did not wear out, and your shoes did not wear out.”
6. Seven: Wheat, Barley, Grapes, Pomegranates, Figs, Dates, and Olives.
7. Three Sets were written. At the Jordan River; in Gilgal; and on Mt. Eival.
8. These are from Moshe; those are from Hashem.
    These are in singular; those are in plural.
9. You shall leave this world as free of sin as you were when you came into this world.
10. We will not serve idols in Exile. We will be forced to pay taxes to the priests of other religions.
11. To Shilo (where the Mishkan was located).
12. According to Rav Saadia Gaon, the list of the Mitzvot in the Torah.
13. The sins are all done in secret. Otherwise they are punishable by the court.
14. Tzaddikkim, Righteous.
a) Brothers-in-Law
b) Brothers-in-Law
c) Brothers-in-Law and Father Kehat
d) Brothers-in-Law and First Cousins once removed
e) Sisters-in-Law


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