1. “You are standing today,” etc. Where was this? When?

  2. In what order are all the groups of Jews mentioned here? How many categories are there?

  3. Who were the ‘wood choppers’ and ‘water-carriers’ that are mentioned here?

  4. What was the common manner of making a covenant?

  5. Why is Hashem warning us so much and making strong covenants?

  6. Why does parshas Nitzavim appear right after parshas Ki Savo?

  7. How did the Jewish people react to hearing the 98 curses?

  8. What reason for this gathering is connected with the appointment of Yehoshua?

  9. Who was included in the covenant now who wasn’t present then?

  10. They saw the wooden and stone idols but not the golden ones. Why?

  11. Prove that the yetzer horah can make even the repulsive seem attractive.

  12. The reason for this oath and covenant is that there might be someone who feels ‘differently’ than most people. Explain.

  13. That person will pay even for the aveiros which were disregarded before. Explain.

  14. What are the aveiros of shogeig called? Meizid?

  15. What will that person think in his heart about the results of his actions?

  16. What does Hashem promise to do to this kind of a person?

  17. The last generation (why ‘last’?) and the stranger will ask a big question about the condition of our land. Which question?

  18. What answer will be offered to them? Who answers it?

  19. Will the many suffer for the hidden sins of the individual? Why?

  20. And for his open sins, were they always responsible? Why? Explain.

  21. What new condition and resolution developed in Mount Grizim and Evol is true today?

  22. Can you find a source for doing mivtzoyim in this posuk?

  23. There is a prediction here that the nation will repent. When?

  24. When He will gather us from exile, He Himself will also ‘return.’ Explain.

  25. What is another reason why it is written about redemption in a special way?

  26. “It is not in Heaven,” etc. What if the Torah were to be in Heaven?

  27. “For it is close to you,” etc. What makes the Torah close to us?

  28. How is the principle of ‘free choice’ stated here?

  29. What parable is given to explain the need for telling us, “and you shall choose life?”

  30. Does a person choose ‘good’ in order to have ‘life’, or does he choose ‘life’ and does the ‘good’ to deserve life? (Prove it from the pesukim.)

  31. “Heaven and earth will be your witnesses,” etc. Why do we need witnesses?

  32. What lesson can Jews learn from the earth and the Heaven?


  1. There is a posuk here that hints to Elul. Which posuk?

  2. To which avodah of Elul does it refer?

  3. There is a posuk here which is central to Tanya. Which posuk?