Eikev

  1. Which kinds of mitzvos are meant here in the first posuk?

  2. How do we know (from Rashi) that it means these kinds of mitzvos?

  3. Can you give some examples of these kinds of mitzvos?

  4. What reward is promised for keeping these mitzvos?

  5. Name five blessings we will receive as rewards.

  6. “if you’ll say. . .the nations are too many strong for me,” etc. What’s the reply?

  7. “Remember the signs, the wonders, the strong hand, the outstretched arm.” Explain.

  8. “Lest the animals become too many,” etc. Do we have to fear them?

  9. What are the warnings concerning gold and silver idols?

  10. According to the Midrash, who gets the credit for a mitzvoh done by two? Proof?

  11. What lesson did the Jewish nation learn from the mon?

  12. What nisim (miracles) occurred to the people’s clothing in the desert? To their feet?

  13. Which qualities of Eretz Yisroel are mentioned here? What are the seven species?

  14. How is the mitzvoh of bentching meals stated here?

  15. What warning is given for those who say, “My power and the strength of my hand produced for me these riches”?

  16. What reminder is given for those who settle down and enjoy the ‘good life’?

  17. And if the people will start worshipping idols, what will happen?

  18. Here, too, there is a statement which begins with ‘Shma Yisroel.’ What does it say?

  19. “Don’t say, ‘Because of my righteousness and their Wickedness.’” Explain.

  20. How many examples does Moshe bring to show our stiff-neckedness?

  21. What did Moshe do on the mountain in the three periods of forty days?

  22. How were the first and the last forty days similar? Proof? What were the middle ones like?

  23. What are the dates for each of these forty-day periods?

  24. What did Hashem want to do to Aharon? Did he do it? Why?

  25. What did Moshe do with the golden calf? One act is not mentioned here. Which?

  26. Moshe gave two big reasons why Hashem shouldn’t punish us. What were they?

  27. Moshe didn’t do things in the exact order in which he was told. How? Why?

  28. An ark was built for the Luchos. What was it used for later?

  29. “And the Jews travelled to Masera... There Aharon died,” etc. Why is this travel mentioned here? Did Aharon really die in Masera? Where?

  30. A certain thing is compared here to the breaking of the Luchos. What?

  31. Which sin was equal in Hashem’s eyes to the sin of the golden calf?

  32. A certain battle between the Levi’im and the other tribes is hinted at here. Which?

  33. “At that time Hashem separated the tribe Levi,” etc. Which time?

  34. Therefore the tribe Levi got no share in the land,” etc. Why?

  35. Prove that “everything is in the hands of Heaven except the fear of Heaven”.

  36. “In the place of Hashem’s greatness you also find His humility.” Where?

  37. Prove that food and clothing are considered important gifts.

  38. Prove that “a fault that you have, don’t say it about your friend.”

  39. Why does it say that Hashem is “The Master of all Masters”?

  40. What is meant by saying, “Hashem does not accept a bribe”?

  41. Prove that money “keeps a person standing on his feet.”

  42. What are the opinions (and proofs) of Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Nechemiah concerning the swallowing up of Korach and his group?

  43. Explain the statement, “Chevron was seven times better then Tzoan.”

  44. What are the qualitative advantages of the land of Eretz Yisroel over Egypt?

  45. In what ways are mountains superior to flat lands?

  46. “Hashem is concerned with Eretz Yisroel,” etc. Isn’t He concerned with all lands?

  47. “His eyes are always on it (Eretz Yisroel) from the beginning of the year.” What is He watching for? When is the beginning of the year?

  48. “I am commanding you today,” etc. But weren’t they told that before?

  49. “To love Hashem.” Could there be any other motives to do mitzvos?

  50. “And to serve Him with all your heart,” etc. How may that be done?

  51. Certain things are repeated here from the parsha of Ve’ahavta. Why?

  52. “And I shall give your rain in time, yoreh and malkosh. What do these names mean? When is the right time for rain?

  53. What are the special blessings promised here for the grass (for animals)? For food (for humans)?

  54. “Watch yourself lest your hearts stray,” etc. Why may that happen?

  55. “And you will turn away... and worship idols.” How does one lead to the other?

  56. What example from a prince is given to explain the idea of exile?

  57. The generation of the Flood got an extension. Why would we not get one?

  58. ‘Why does it speak about keeping mitzvos after mentioning the exile?

  59. When is a father supposed to start teaching his child? Proof? And if he does not?

  60. Where is there a hint in the Torah about techiyas hameisim?

  61. “You must carefully watch the mitzvoh,” etc. (11:22) What special care is meant here?

  62. “To walk in His ways.” Which ways? “And to cleave to Him.” How is that possible?

  63. What is special about the 20th of Av?